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Lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks!
The “10 in 10” challenge can help you lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks and help you make healthier diet and exercise choices for a lifetime.
Sign up at www.gethealthclarkcounty.org and get tips, resources and other helpful information or ask questions and share your ideas on our blog.
The challenge begins feb 6th 2012!

Looking for places to be active with other people?

Meetup is a online tool that facilitates people meeting in groups with common interests. Users enter their ZIP code or their city and the topic they want to meet about, and this website helps them arrange a place and time to meet. A local no-profit organization called Outside Las Vegas Foundation is heading up a meet up group to get residents together to walk on our local urban trails. To find out more information about this go to http://www.meetup.com/urban-trails/ For more information call 702-789-3355 or email volunteer@outsidelasvegas.org  Search the meet up site for other hiking and biking groups here in the valley.

Another great event being put on by Outside Las Vegas Foundation is a urban trails clean up volunteer day. On Feb 18th VOLUNTEERS are needed for the 1st Annual Community-wide City Trails Clean-Up Day. Help others discover beautiful Las Vegas Outdoors! VOLUNTEER TODAY @  ImpactLasVegas2012.org. This is great chance to get out on the trails and help keep our city beautiful.

Complete streets video

Check out this link to the complete streets video and see how things are changing to make it safer to walk and bike in our community.  http://youtu.be/fhS0tVGZT2o

 

New Year…new healthy YOU!

Chances are your new year’s resolution has something to do with committing to get fit or eating better for the new year. Maybe you are looking to quite smoking too. We are a one stop shop for all your new year’s resolution needs! Check out  any of our various programs to get you on track. They are simple to follow, free, and  they help participants make reasonable and small adjustments to their diet and fitness routines so they actually see success
Quit Smoking
The most effective and long term approach to break nicotine dependence is to get professional help in creating your individual strategy to quit smoking. For more.

Nutrition Challenge
The Nutrition Challenge is an eight-week online program that helps participants eat more fruits and vegetables. Each week, everyone who has signed on to participate receives information about healthy recipes, snacking tips and food labels. The Nutrition Challenge is also available in Spanish. More info.

Kids Challenge
The Kids Challenge is an online game for kids to learn how to make better choices. The goal is to encourage children to eat six servings of fruits and vegetables each day and to engage in 60 minutes of physical activity daily. The online game is easy to understand and provides achievable goals for kids so they can see success.  More info.

Get Healthy Meal Planner
Get Healthy Meal Planner is a personalized program that helps participants incorporate their favorite foods into a healthy meal plan. The interactive report card grades the menu to see if it meets an individual’s goals or nutritional requirements and then makes suggestions to improve the meal. More info.

Walk Around Nevada
The Walk Around Nevada program helps participants track their physical activity as they trek around the state and clock in 1,442 miles. Anyone can sign up for this free online program and start a tour of Nevada. They can track their mileage as they log in the number of steps or miles they’ve completed and a red line will mark their tour of the state. More info

Neon to Nature
Launched in November, the Neon to Nature online tool helps locals and visitors locate walking and hiking trails throughout the area. The program highlights Southern Nevada’s more than 600 miles of rural and urban, off-street trails. The interactive site is available by visiting here.