About Let's Move / Resources
The Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge is a county-wide initiative that focuses on physical activity, nutrition and healthy behaviors. Digital Vibez, Inc. and Palm Health Foundation present the annual challenge, which takes place from March 1-31.
The Let’s Move initiative was originally introduced on a national level, by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010, with the goal of decreasing childhood obesity throughout the United States. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, nearly one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. If this problem persists, 1/3 of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives, or will face other obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma and cancer. The first lady wanted to combat these risks by urging all children, and adults, to get moving and incorporate daily exercise and good nutrition in their lives.
Palm Health Foundation responded to the alarming statistics, and began the county-wide Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge in 2012. In 2021, the foundation initiated a partnership with Palm Beach County non-profit Digital Vibez, Inc. to expand the impact and reach of the challenge.
Digital Vibez and the foundation invite residents to form teams, commit to exercising at least 30 minutes a day throughout the month of March, and log their minutes here on the Let’s Move website. Palm Beach County logged 100,000 minutes in the first year of the challenge, and the numbers have increased every year since. In 2020, Palm Beach County logged nearly 4 million minutes!
Commit to Your Health
Regular physical activity can make a lasting change in health because it decreases the risk for obesity. But, it also provides other surprising benefits that you might not have heard about. Physical activity can:
- Strengthen your bones and muscles
- Improve your mental health and mood
- Increase your chances of living longer
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve digestion
- Maintain brain function in older adults
Take the challenge! If you participate in sustained physical activity for only 30 minutes a day, you can improve your health dramatically. The Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge invites Palm Beach County residents to form teams and get moving together – let’s make this fun! All you have to do is:
- Commit to exercising at least 30 minutes a day in March
- Log your minutes here on www.LetsMovePBC.org
Let's see how many minutes Palm Beach County can log in 2021!
Let's Move 2021 Flyer [Right Click to Save] :
- HOW TO CREATE A TEAM -- FOR TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY [Click to Download]
- HOW TO REGISTER AS A PARTICIPANT OF A TEAM [Click to Download]
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the challenge, please contact:
Digital Vibez, Inc.
About Digital Vibez, Inc.
Digital Vibez is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Palm Beach County. Our mission is to empower youth in diverse and underserved communities through dance fitness, technology and the arts. Our innovative programs and events motivate and inspire youth to use their creativity and talents to develop healthier habits while expressing themselves through positive outlets and engaging activities. For more information about Digital Vibez, visit digitalvibez.org or call (561) 847-4521.
About Palm Health Foundation
Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $85 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit palmhealthfoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.