Registration for Let’s Move, Palm Beach County’s
Biggest Physical Activity Challenge, is Now Open!
Registration is now open for the seventh annual Let’s Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, Palm Health Foundation’s month-long activity challenge that kicks off on March 1, 2019 in partnership with CBS12. Schools, businesses, municipalities, churches, community teams, and individuals are welcome to register at www.letsmovepbc.org for the challenge that resulted in Palm Beach County residents logging a cumulative 32 million minutes of physical activity in 2018. Teams with the highest number of minutes will be recognized at a celebration at the end of the challenge. Registration is free and open to the public.
Let’s Move inspires county residents to complete and log 30 minutes of physical activity each day during the month of March. Participants may complete activities on their own, or take part in events across the county, including the challenge’s official kick-off hosted by Delray Beach’s Let’s Move team on March 1, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL. Dance and fitness groups from across the county will perform and encourage participants to dance along and log their minutes.
To help participants inspire their teams and others to take on the physical activity challenge, Palm Health Foundation is holding a Let’s Move video contest. Teams are encouraged to create videos of three minutes or less and submit their entries by March 25th. Video entries will be displayed on the Let’s Movewebsite and the winning team will be awarded a traveling trophy at the annual Let’s Move celebration event. More information is available atwww.letsmovepbc.org
Palm Health Foundation’s Let’s Move initiative was originally inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2010 national program to decrease childhood obesity. As Palm Beach County’s community foundation focused on leading change for better health, Palm Health Foundation has created the local challenge for adults and children to improve a variety of health issues through regular physical activity, including reducing the risk for diabetes and heart disease, improving mental health, and increasing chances for healthy longevity. According to The State of Obesity, Florida’s adult obesity rate is currently 28.4%, up from 18.4% in 2000, and it has the nation’s 13th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 (16.9%).
“Palm Health Foundation is focused on improving the health of all Palm Beach County residents,” said Patrick McNamara, president and CEO. “There is no better way to help our community members achieve their full health potential, both mind and body, than through physical activity. Let’s Move is held during the month of March, but our goal is to encourage residents to adopt healthy behaviors into their daily lives all year long.”
Throughout the month of March, Let’s Move events will be held across Palm Beach County focusing on physical activity, nutrition and healthy behaviors. (For a full listing, please visit http://www.letsmovepbc.org/eventlist.)
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s Move Zumba Master Class
Get moving with a fun Zumba class in Delray Beach!
Free & Open to the Public
Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
Contact: Andrea Bruton, 561-441-9411