Alaska No. 1 in Physical Activity
June 18, 2008
Alaska has taken first place in the National President's Challenge
on physical activity that ended May 15. The President's Council
on Physical Fitness and Sports announced recently that Alaska,
with 2,868 participants, had the highest per capita rate of participation
among all states.
"We encouraged Alaskans to sign up and get active, and they
did so in a very big way," Governor Palin said. "All
of us can add a little more activity every day to feel and look
better. This spring, thousands of Alaskans did just that by
skiing, biking, kayaking, running and walking their way to a
victory for our state."
The President's Council will give special recognition to Governor
Palin in honor of Alaska being one of the five states
that logged the most activity during the fitness challenge this
The National President's Challenge started March 20. In order
to complete the challenge, adults had to do at least 30 minutes
of physical activity five days a week for six weeks. Children
had to complete at least 60 minutes of activity a day.
By the time the challenge ended, participating Alaskans had logged
in enough activity to put the state in the No. 1 slot by a 3-to-2
margin over second-place Arkansas.
Now that the National President's Challenge has concluded, the
President's Council hopes that people will build on that momentum
and continue to be physically active. To assist with this goal,
the council offers the President's Challenge, a year-round program
for people of all ages and abilities.
To participate in the President's Challenge, sign up at www.presidentschallenge.org.
For more information about the President's Council visit www.fitness.gov.
Source of News:
E-mail your news &
photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Governor
Publish A Letter on SitNews Read Letters/Opinions
Contact the Editor
Stories In The News