Gov. Hickenlooper Announces Get Movin' Challenge
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Governor Hickenlooper is challenging Colorado residents to improve their health and quality of life this August.
The Get Movin' Challenge asks Colorado residents to keep track of their physical activity online throughout the month.
Although Colorado still holds the lowest obesity rate in the country, current trends suggest that won't be the case for long.
"We would've been the fattest state in 1995, so that just shows how the whole country is getting worse," said Heidi Hoffman, Health Promotion Specialist with the Mesa County Health Department. "It's not that we're doing that much better."
Participants who log 30 days of activity in August, with an average of at least 30 minutes daily, will receive a free shirt.
Those averaging at least 30 minutes of activity for 15-29 days will get a hat.
Any participant is eligible to win prizes including an Epic Pass for Vail Resorts ski areas.
Mesa County's child obesity rate sits at 23.7 percent, nearly 2 percent lower than the state average.
However, the County's 22.5 percent rate is 2.6 percent higher than the state's.
To register for the challenge, visit livewellcolorado.org.