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1st Lt Thompson
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« on: August 18, 2017, 11:18:27 AM »

Just curious if any Squadrons/Groups/Wings have developed a nutrition/fitness program, to encourage Seniors to live a healthier, more active lifestyle? What about a biggest loser type challenge at a Squadron/Group/Wing? If you have, I'd be interested to know what you are doing, or if you have a pdf of the program you could share.

Let me mention that I'm not trying to bring up the debate of whether Seniors should have PT requirements....just trying to think of some ways to create a voluntary program, maybe with some incentives or awards for different achievements similar to the President's Challenge. Browsing through older posts, it appeared that a few Wings were in the works of implementing such a program...just wondering if any ever did? 
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1st Lt Matt Thompson
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 12:09:34 PM »

Let's start one.  I'm down, I need to run faster and get more fit.

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winterg
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 12:35:51 PM »

Do a search here for Presidential Fitness Challenge. It had a few members participating until the program moved to the FDA and they weren't supporting it.  But I was also accused here of "having an agenda" for suggesting the exact same thing. Whatever that means.  But good luck.

Edit: I think the Presidential Fitness Challenge moved to the USDA. Not under the FDA. 

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TheSkyHornet
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 04:57:04 PM »

Do a search here for Presidential Fitness Challenge. It had a few members participating until the program moved to the FDA and they weren't supporting it.  But I was also accused here of "having an agenda" for suggesting the exact same thing. Whatever that means.  But good luck.

Edit: I think the Presidential Fitness Challenge moved to the USDA. Not under the FDA. 

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The "President's Challenge" is under the Department of Health and Human Services (which the FDA is also under; but they are separate). It used to be under the Department of Education but was expanded to all Americans, not just schoolchildren.
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etodd
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 06:10:09 PM »

I have some pork butts and ribs smoking outside right now. I'll have to look into this dieting thing later. Someone pass me a beer.  >:D
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 05:17:30 PM »

Have some moon pies and eclipse gum for today. Anyone care to join.

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winterg
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 08:05:36 PM »

Do a search here for Presidential Fitness Challenge. It had a few members participating until the program moved to the FDA and they weren't supporting it.  But I was also accused here of "having an agenda" for suggesting the exact same thing. Whatever that means.  But good luck.
Edit: I think the Presidential Fitness Challenge moved to the USDA. Not under the FDA. 
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The "President's Challenge" is under the Department of Health and Human Services (which the FDA is also under; but they are separate). It used to be under the Department of Education but was expanded to all Americans, not just schoolchildren.

The President's Challenge tracking moved to the USDA Super Tracker.

https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/

At least that is where they directed participants to go to register to continue tracking their goals when it changed.  But it wasn't as easy to use as the old President's Challenge and didn't support automatic tracking using various fitness monitors.  I don't know if it does now.
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etodd
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 08:27:09 PM »



..... automatic tracking using various fitness monitors.

Wish I had gotten in on the ground floor of this new fad of so many electronic fitness monitors. Could retire by now, so many people are sinking so much $$$ into them. I know some who spend more time working on their spreadsheets of how many steps or reps ... than they actually exercise. LOL

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DJ Light Chop
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 11:11:45 PM »

I feel that I can be much more useful to the CAP as a big fat slob.  While the cadets are PTing I will be sitting in a chair eating pork rinds and holding up a sign that says "Don't let this happen to you".  Now that's motivation.
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SarDragon
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 12:17:45 AM »

I think that's a poor example to set. I'd rather go out and smoke half the cadets in the unit on the mile run, (at age 54). That's an example.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 02:05:39 AM »



..... automatic tracking using various fitness monitors.

Wish I had gotten in on the ground floor of this new fad of so many electronic fitness monitors. Could retire by now, so many people are sinking so much $$$ into them. I know some who spend more time working on their spreadsheets of how many steps or reps ... than they actually exercise. LOL


I know guys who have gotten security infractions for wearing them into secure areas; so, for some of us using a fit bit just is NOT worth the added risk of losing a clearance. Personal electronic devices forbidden!

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 07:32:06 PM »

..... automatic tracking using various fitness monitors.
Wish I had gotten in on the ground floor of this new fad of so many electronic fitness monitors. Could retire by now, so many people are sinking so much $$$ into them. I know some who spend more time working on their spreadsheets of how many steps or reps ... than they actually exercise. LOL
I know guys who have gotten security infractions for wearing them into secure areas; so, for some of us using a fit bit just is NOT worth the added risk of losing a clearance. Personal electronic devices forbidden!
V/r
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Like anything else, you just take it off before you walk into the SCIF.
Have never worked in a facility w/o a phone dump.
Dumping my phone is 2nd nature @ this point...
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