Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women. But, you can lower your heart disease risk by as much as 82% through your nutrition, fitness, and health choices. Five servings of fruit a day lowers heart disease by 60%, and three servings of vegetables a day lowers heart disease risk by 70%. Your heart is in your hands.
The Lieutenant Governors' Challenge is a 12-week reward based program. Participants may choose to work toward heart health through fitness choices, health choices, or both. You can earn fitness points by doing everyday activities like walking or housework. Or, you may also use the Challenge to meet and manage your personal nutrition goals. Making nutritious food choices earns points towards a medal. At the end of the 12 week period, each person who meets the points goals receives a medal. You must enter your nutrition/physical activities into the website within 10 days of completing them. You many earn as many medals as you like. Once you complete a 12 week goal, simply login again and choose a medal level again to begin recording points towards a 2nd, 3rd or 4th medal.
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“Your Heart is in Your Hands" is a cardiovascular awareness campaign of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). This site is an adaptation of work for "Get Up and Move Something" and the Delaware Lt. Governor's Challenge. The work was a collaborative effort of the Delaware Lt. Governor John Carney and his office, the University of Delaware Health Promotion Program, and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. Supported by AstraZeneca.