Active Lifestyle Award Overview
Track time spent on activities over six weeks
Target Participant: If you’re active less than 30 minutes a day/5 days a week (or 60 minutes a day for youths under 18), this program is for you. That means if you stick with the program, you can earn an award in a little more than a month.
Awards: Participants can earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) by performing regular activity beyond normal daily activity: 30 minutes a day for adults/60 minutes a day for youths under 18 at least 5 days per week, for a total of 6 weeks. The goal is for students to meet their daily activity goal at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks. They can take up to 8 weeks to complete the program.
Examples of Active Lifestyle Award personal goals:
- I will paddle with my friends for 60 minutes each day of the week
- I will increase my activity time by 5 minutes each week until I reach 60 minutes a day
- Each week, I will spend 2 days practicing a new activity I want to learn