I am excited to announce the launch of our statewide Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge to help motivate thousands of Coloradans to kick-start a healthier lifestyle through physical activity while also demonstrating that we are the most active state in the nation.

As Coloradans, we are proud of the active lifestyle our state offers. Yet, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 52 percent of Colorado adults achieve the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity and 18 percent reported no physical activity during the last month.

About the challenge

Join the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge

The Colorado Get’ Movin’ Challenge, which is supported by the State of Colorado and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, provides free online tools to encourage Coloradans to make a concerted and collective effort to being active during the month of August, with the goal to engage in physical activity for an average of 30 minutes a day for 30 days. Anyone can participate at any level, as all of the minutes tracked will contribute to the state’s accumulated total.

Registration for the challenge officially begins today at GetMovinChallenge.org. Official activity tracking for the challenge will run from August 1 – 30. After signing up, you can easily log your time spent doing any physical activity – biking, hiking, walking around the office, dancing around the house, gardening, and more – as well as share your progress with friends on social media using the hashtag #COgetmovin.

Win prizes just for signing up

You will also be eligible for various prizes based on the number of days you participate over the month-long period. Individuals who log their activity for 15-29 days will receive a Colorado Get Movin’ hat; those who participate for all 30 days will receive a Colorado Get Movin’ Tech-Tee; and all participants will be eligible for weekly random-drawing prizes and grand prizes, including a Pedal the Plains entry, Vail Epic Pass, two-night stay at a downtown Denver hotel and Fitbit Flex.

For more information about the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge or to register, please visit GetMovinChallenge.org. You can stay up-to-date with weekly prize giveaways and challenge progress by “liking” LiveWell Colorado on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram (@livewellco), and using #COgetmovin to tag your challenge photos and progress.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation. I’m confident that together we can make Colorado the most active state in the nation!