Looking for a fun new way to get active this spring? Join the Get Out, Get Active Challenge!
Want to learn how physical activity has a positive impact on your body? Join the 4th annual Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) Challenge. Twenty-one Primary Care Networks across Alberta are excited to challenge you to go on a virtual health journey. Challenge your co-workers, staff, friends, family or patients to join your PCN and get active from April 24 – June 4.
GOGA is a free six-week event that is open to everyone, no matter your age, fitness level or ability. This year we are offering participants a “virtual health Challenge” and invite everyone to discover the benefits of physical activity in a brand-new way! The 2017 GOGA Challenge will virtually demonstrate how physical activity has a positive impact on your body. We want to inspire everyone to learn and experience why physical activity is so important for their health and quality of life.
Participants are encouraged to get out and get active and track your activity using a pedometer or other step tracking device or by recording the time you spent being active each day. You can monitor your progress online to see how your “GOGA character” transforms from “sick to healthy” before your eyes.
It’s simple to participate. You can register starting on March 13 by visiting http://GetOutGetActivePCN.com.
Join the Prescription To Get Active Team
Simply click this link: to join the Prescription To Get Active Team for the 2017 GOGA Challenge! Lets show everyone that getting started with activity can be fun for everyone at any age. Lets transform together while we Get Out and Get Active this spring!!
Why is this important? Why should you join?
Canadians do not move enough in their day and spend most of their time being a zombie sitting in front of a screen at work, or a mobile device at home. Physical activity levels are dropping rapidly for children, youth, adults and seniors as we spend more and more time sitting. This has a huge impact on health and quality of life.
- Less than 5% of children and 15% of adults are meeting the recommendations in Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines.
- 1/3 of all Albertans are sedentary (not moving) for more than 10 hours every day.
- On average, Albertans sit for 8 hours and 50 minutes per day.
- Physical inactivity is a global health issue more concerning than obesity.
GOGA will get get you moving more and sitting less so that we can positively affect sedentary behaviours and physical activity levels across Alberta and beyond!