The Medical Fitness Association (MFA), in conjunction with the MFA Education Committee, is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Medical Fitness Week, April 20�26, 2009. The goal of this MFA initiative is to promote an increase in physical activity levels in all ages and to highlight the medical fitness difference.
During this international event, medical fitness centers and communities are asked to offer programming that focuses on teaching families the skills they need to develop healthy lifestyle habits. Facilities can participate in a number of ways including: health-fairs, educational seminars, Demonstrations, open house, local school activities, senior citizen participation, fun runs/walks
The �Steppin' Out� for a Lifetime� National Walking Challenge: 70,000 Steps in 7 Days encourages local communities to get up and move by striving for 70,000 steps in seven days from each participant. Centers can use this event as a fundraiser and donate all monies raised to local programs and scholarship funds in the fight against obesity or other health related issues. The challenge involves wearing a pedometer and tracking how many steps a day a person is achieving. The community who achieves the most steps in the seven days will receive national recognition through press releases, the MFA website, and the 2009 Annual Conference in Orlando!