There is a wonderful program that is free to join and offers tangible rewards for increasing physical activity. Pretty much any activity (includes household chores, yard work, walking etc) counts towards the points you earn. There are multiple levels and multiple awards. I cut and pasted the description below directly from the webpage.
"The Active Lifestyle program shows you how to make a commitment to staying active and how to stick to it. The program helps you set realistic goals to encourage fitness for a lifetime. The rules are simple. You can choose from all kinds of activities. We'll also give you a personal activity log to guide you every step of the way.
Because your hard work shouldn't go unrecognized, you can also earn awards. You can earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) by performing regular activity beyond your daily activity goal of (30 minutes a day for adults/60 minutes a day for youths under 18) at least 5 days per week, for a total of 6 weeks. As an alternative you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer.
That means if you stick with the program, you can earn an award in a little over a month. So what are you waiting for?"
Here is the address that will take you to the sign up page. You can type it into your browser or copy and paste it into your browser.
I've been logging in my activity since March and I've just ordered my first sets of awards. Even if you decide not to participate, it's worth checking out and it is free.
If you decide to participate, post your award points here!
Edited by: GEMSTONE1952 at: 7/27/2007 (22:11)
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