Americans can tap their inner hero for health and show their support for an active, healthy American culture by participating in ACTIVE Life’s Demand Healthy Week during the first week in May 2011 (May 2-8).
Throughout Demand Healthy Week, ACTIVE Life is challenging you to create, share and log “Moments, Groups and Projects for Health” - such as preparing a healthy meal, organizing a recurring walk or bike ride with colleagues, or participating in community activities such as a clean-up day or working in a community garden. It’s easy and free to participate in Demand Healthy Week, and this website has all the tools you’ll need to take action. Get started now!
On May 5, 2010, ACTIVE Life asked people and places across the country to show their support for healthy, active lifestyles by creating and sharing Moments of physical activity (Move), healthy eating (Fuel) and personal and environmental health (Honor). We called this day-long initiative Make the Movement Day (MMD) , and the end results demonstrated the powerful effects of what can happen when an energetic and committed community works together.
By the end of the day, nearly 90,000 healthy Moments had been organized and shared in 43 states. MMD participants of all ages took part in healthy, active Moments like school-wide health marches, healthy office picnics and community-wide run/walks. And, for one incredible day we were unified in our mission to build healthier communities.
Despite the success of Make the Movement Day, unhealthy living continues to be an epidemic in America, manifested in ballooning obesity rates, soaring health care costs, and the overabundance of unhealthy people, places, products and policies.
It's time to demand that healthy become the norm in America, and we're calling on you to participate in Make the Movement Day's evolution: Demand Healthy Week. Get started now!
Click on the link names to download an electronic version of the following resources. We encourage you to use any of these as you see fit!
Demand Healthy Week Resources:
ACTIVE Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to organizing the national movement for healthy change in America. We envision and are committed to establishing an American culture which values, demands and supports healthy for all. We believe that it's time to demand that healthy be the norm in our country, and we hope you'll demonstrate your support for our shared cause by participating in Demand Healthy Week.
To learn more about ACTIVE Life and our programs and initiatives, visit us online at www.activelifehq.org.