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The President's Fitness Challenge
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What is the President's Challenge?
The President's Challenge is a series of programs designed to help improve anyone's activity level. It's the latest initiative introduced by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to help promote the benefits of fitness for all Americans.

The Challenge offers different programs for people of all different ages and abilities. Each program helps identify realistic goals to encourage fitness for a lifetime. A personal activity log records activities right online. There are also special Presidential awards for completing each program.


Active Lifestyle program
This program encourages people to stay active on a regular basis. So it's ideal for anyone who's just getting started. That includes adults who are active less than 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week - and kids who get less than 60 minutes of daily activity, 5 days a week.

The rules for the Active Lifestyle program are simple. There are all kinds of activities to choose from. A personal activity log records activities right online. Anyone completing the program will also earn a special Presidential award.

The rules for the Active Lifestyle program
Making fitness part of your everyday life shouldn't take a whole lot of rules. Basically, your goal is to meet your daily activity goal (30 minutes a day for adults/60 minutes a day for kids under 18) at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

As you go along, you'll record your activity right online with your personal activity log. When you reach your goal, your log will remind you that you've earned an award. Then you can continue earning awards in the Active Lifestyle program or move on to the next challenge: the Presidential Champions program.



Presidential Champions Program
If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. For adults, that means you already get at least 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week. For youths under 18, that means at least 60 minutes of daily activity, 5 days a week.

The rules for the Presidential Champions program are simple. There are all kinds of activities to choose from. A personal activity log records activities right online. Anyone who meets the program goals will also earn a special Presidential award. There's even a special option for performance athletes who train at more advanced levels.

The rules for the Presidential Champions program
Setting a new challenge for yourself shouldn't take a whole lot of rules. Basically, your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get.

As you go along, you'll record your activity right online with your personal activity log. This program has a 750-point daily cap to encourage staying active every day. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.




Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program
If you're active more than an hour a day, at least 5 days a week, you can choose the Advanced Performance Presidential Champions program - where you'll participate against others who train at advanced levels.

The rules for the Advanced Performance Presidential Champions program are simple. There are all kinds of activities to choose from. A activity log records activities right online. Anyone who meets the program goals will also earn a special Presidential award.

The rules for the Advanced Performance Presidential Champions program
Setting a new challenge for yourself shouldn't take a whole lot of rules. Basically, your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get.

As you go along, you'll record your activity right online with your personal activity log. When you reach 40,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on for a Silver or Gold award.



What activities count?
The best way to stay active is to find things you like doing. That's why the President's Challenge gives you almost 100 different activities to choose from.

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