With the holiday season upon us, I often find myself thinking about what is my "wish" for the new year. I think it is good to reflect and good to think about the future. Without getting too personal, I'd like to share with you my wish.
My wish is for a healthier society. When I talk about health, I don't mean that we all need to be a perfect 10. I'm talking about physical, emotional and social health. I hope that we all have physical activity that we enjoy to help keep our bodies physically healthy as well as the knowledge and skills to provide our bodies with good nutrition. I really appreciate Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Campaign" and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) as it provides a simple challenge to all while providing resources and engaging communities. Have you challenged yourself to complete the PALA? Here in Minnesota, it can be easy to stay active in the summer months, but a challenge in the winter. How do you encourage and support physical activity for yourself and in the programming you do?