Top 10 President's Challenge Activities
Based on data from the President's Challenge website, we bring you the most popular activities that kids and families are doing around the country. From Martial Arts to Household tasks, learn what other people are doing to stay active and sign up to join The President's Challenge today.
Top 10 President's Challenge Activities (in order)
4. Cardio machines
5. Weight training
6. Household tasks
8. Martial arts
10. Lawn mowing / gardening
From archery and kayaking to soccer and shuffleboard, everyone can find an activity (or two or three) that will help them meet the physical activity goals of the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).
Our definition of “activity” is simple: it’s any movement that uses large muscle groups as opposed to sitting or lying down. Physical activity doesn't have to be continuous to be healthy, either. Doing chores around the house counts. So does walking to school. But passively playing video games doesn't.
The challenge is for anyone, from students to seniors, here are the goals:
Adults (that’s anyone over 18 years old): You need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Sign up here.
Kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years): You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Sign up here.