January 10, 2011
Celebrate your success at the second annual Family Wellness Summit
Are you looking for a fun, easy and inexpensive way to step up your physical activity and overall wellbeing this winter? Then join hundreds of Cherry Creek Schools’ students, staff and families for the first ever Flat 14ers Challenge!
The Flat 14ers Challenge is a fun program designed to keep you and your family active during the winter months and encourage small behavioral changes that help kids and adults meet their personal physical activity goals. This free program enables you to use online or paper tracking tools to log steps or other physical activity (golf, aerobics, soccer, skateboarding – anything!) every day to see how many of Colorado’s fifty-four 14,000-foot peaks they can “climb.” Participants can then “summit” their climb and celebrate their accomplishments at the second annual Family Wellness Summit on April 9 at Grandview High School.
Every student who registers for the Flat 14ers Challenge through the process below and commits to the personal pledge prior to March 14 will receive a free pedometer! Don’t wait, get started now! Click on the links below for more information and to register for the Cherry Creek Schools Flat 14ers Challenge!
- Flat 14ers Challenge Information
- Flat 14ers Online Registration Instructions
We strongly encourage everyone to do the Flat 14ers Challenge online because the system will automatically convert your other activities to steps. But if you prefer tracking your progress on paper, here are links to a Progress Log and Activity Conversion charts for both kids and adults.
- Flat 14ers Individual Progress Log
- Activity Conversion for Kids
- Spanish Activity Conversion for Kids
- Activity Conversion for Adults
- Spanish Activity Conversion for Adults
The average person takes between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day. Studies show that moving a total of 6, 000 steps a day significantly reduces risk of death (lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, increases bone strength and improves circulation) and 8000 to 10,000 steps a day promotes weight loss!
Remember to mark your calendar for the second annual Family Wellness Summit, coming up Saturday, April 9, at Grandview High School, 20500 E. Arapahoe Road, Aurora, CO 80016. You’ll be able to celebrate your Flat 14ers Challenge success with certificates of accomplishment and other prizes, and enjoy fun, interactive events and activities at this free, family event.
The summit is sponsored by the Cherry Creek School District, its Wellness Office and the Community Asset Project. It aligns with the district’s Comprehensive Wellness Strategy, focusing on the health and well-being of students, staff, families and community. For more information, visit www.assetsconnect.org