2013 WOMAN Challenge



Join the 2013 WOMAN Challenge!

The Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services started the WOMAN Challenge in 2001 as a part of National Women’s Health Week to encourage women across the country to get active. Since 2010, OWH has been partnering with the President’s Challenge, the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. By joining the challenge, you can receive encouragement from others while you meet your physical activity and nutrition goals during NWHW and beyond!

Follow these steps to join our WOMAN Challenge group:

  1. Create an account on the President’s Challenge website.
  1. Once you successfully create an account, you are automatically entered into the WOMAN Challenge group and brought to the group’s page. Congratulations!
  1. To begin logging your physical activity and setting your nutrition goals, click Tracker.

     a.       Under the Physical Activity section, enter your daily activity, the level of intensity, and the duration. Be sure to enter this information every day that you are active.

     b.      Under the Healthy Eating section, select a Nutrition Goal. Be mindful of this nutrition goal throughout the challenge, and be sure to put a checkmark for each week you have successfully met this goal.

     c.       You are awarded points each time you meet your nutrition goal and enter your physical activity. Use the Progress to Date icon on the right hand side to view your progress.

  1. Interact with other team members by clicking Groups.

     a.       Under My Groups, click WOMAN Challenge.

     b.       Message other group members my clicking on their names.

     c.       To see how you stack up against others, click Compare.

     d.      To post or learn about a specific topic, or to join a conversation with group members, click Connect.

Did You Know?

Being part of a group, like the WOMAN Challenge, can help you meet your physical activity and nutrition goals.

Being active and healthy eating are important for living longer, healthier, happier lives. As part of the WOMAN Challenge, we are challenging women to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. There are many different activities you can do, such as walking, gardening, kayaking, water aerobics, yoga, and more! As an alternative to tracking your activity, you can also count the number of steps you take each day (goal: 8,500).

When it comes to eating healthy, set small, manageable goals for yourself. For example, challenge yourself to eat smaller portions or opt for water instead of a sugary drink. You could also strive to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables or choose low-fat or non-fat options.

Participating in the WOMAN Challenge is a great way to get active, eat healthy, and be recognized for your accomplishments, so register today!


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