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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 20, 2008
Contact: Cathy Stadem, (907) 269-3495, Cell (907) 529-1520
Ann Potempa, (907) 269-7957, Cell (907) 240-9158

Governor Reminds Alaska about Fitness Challenge

National President’s Challenge is March 20 – May 15

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Juneau , Alaska — Governor Sarah Palin is reminding Alaskans that the National President’s Challenge starts today, and sign-up continues through April 3.

As of March 20, 1,200 Alaskans have signed up, and are already moving toward fitness. Visit http://www.livewell.alaska.gov to sign up for the challenge.

Adults are encouraged to complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week for six weeks. Children ages 6 through 17 need to complete 60 minutes of activity five days a week.

The Challenge runs from today through May 15. Governor Palin signed up herself and is encouraging all Alaskans — from children to seniors — to sign up for this no-cost program. Almost 100 different activities count toward the daily goal, including walking, running, skiing or bicycling.

Adding more activity daily can make everyone feel and look better. It can also put Alaska in the spotlight in a very positive way. The governors with the highest percentage of participating residents will be recognized for supporting healthy lifestyles.

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