IEHA: Goes Extreme
The National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) Project in Common for 2010-2012 is "Let's Take Off." Indiana will be participating by doing a statewide exercise and weight loss program, leading the way to a healthier and more active community through:
ðA more active lifestyle
ðNutritionally sound foods
The benefits of exercise and good nutrition:
ðPrevent heart attacks and strokes
ðEncourage weight loss
ðLower cancer risk
ðPrevent or help control diabetes
ðImprove blood pressure
ðProduce a fit body
ðPrevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
IEHA: Goes Extreme is based on exercise and good nutrition. The program is individualized so each participant can set their own goals based on individual ability and current health. Participants can begin a walking or running program, engage in aerobics, dancing, spinning, bicycling, or any other activity that will get the body moving. A determined effort should be made to log current weight, foods consumed, and water intake. Everyone participating needs to keep hydrated!
The program will start July 1, 2010, and continue until May 30, 2011. It will be a three-year program from 2010 to 2013, with awards presented each year.
Before participating in the program, be sure to do the following:
ðSee a doctor before you start any kind of new exercise program if you are over 50, not used to
physical activity, have heart trouble, high blood pressure, arthritis, or other physical conditions that
may affect exercise.
ðAlways dress appropriately for the conditions. A good pair of shoes or equipment is a MUST.
ðCount any type of activity -- just get moving! Find a walking trail, park, or mall for walking or running.
ðAerobics, dancing, spinning, chair aerobics, any type of exercise may be recorded.
ðForm groups, either local or community-based, at times you can meet.
ðGet together with those of similar goals or abilities.
ðGet family, friends, and neighbors involved.
ðGo it alone if you have to.
ðSign up with short-term and long-term goals.
ðAppoint a county coordinator for IEHA members and non-members.
ðKeep a journal or log of time spent exercising and weight loss, along with foods consumed.
ðCounty progress reports at Fall and Spring District meetings
ðRecognition at 2011 Home & Family Conference. Rewards are awarded for the following:
●County with the highest percentage participating
●Person with the highest percentage of weight loss
●Person logging the highest number of days exercising
●Outstanding individual -- motivator/leader, by nomination from the county
●Pins to all who reach their monthly goals
Plus, all participants will receive T-shirts, and each person who turns in their journal sheet each month will be entered into a drawing for an iPod at the end of the year. (T-shirts cost $8 for sizes small to extra-large, and $9 for sizes 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL.)
IEHA: Goes Extreme forms -- click on the link to download the form, or click here to go to the IEHA website
Extreme Sign Up Sheet
January/February log sheet
March/April log sheet
May/June log sheet
July/August log sheet
September/October log sheet
November/December log sheet