Live Well community health challenge in 2012

Live Well advisory board member James Welch (of One Team Kids) came up with a great idea in our bimonthly meeting at The Columbian yesterday.

To inspire each other to stay fit, James and some of his friends have started setting fitness goals for each other, such as getting to 100 push-ups or 100 sit-ups, running 5 or 10 miles, etc. They keep track of their progress every week and check in with each other to see where they are. When they reach their goal, they celebrate with a night out, a pizza party or a simple high-five.

James said it was hugely motivational for him to see his progress tick up every week toward the goal. And he suggested that the Live Well community start a similar group in Vancouver that will set goals and motivate each other to succeed.

And so over the next few months The Columbian will be working with several community organizations and businesses to put together a Live Well challenge for 2012. We’ll set goals, monitor our progress and celebrate with quarterly events.

What would you like to accomplish in 2012? Tell us in the comments below and we can all start brainstorming some great community-wide goals for the New Year.

~Libby Tucker, Web Editor

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