Move & Improve ProgramMarch 01, 2002 - TRCDear Friends,The MSAD #41 Wellness Team would like to invite people of all ages to join them in participating in EMMC's sixth annual Move & Improve Program. The Move & Improve program is a twelve-week program beginning March 11 and concluding June 1, 2002. The program is designed to increase the physical activity level of Maine people with a focus on helping people transition from a sedentary lifestyle (not moving much) to a more active one. The program is also about physically active people joining the Move & Improve movement as a healthy example.The goal for a Move & Improve participant is to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity, 4 days per week for 10 of the 12 weeks of the program. The physical activity time needs to be a minimum of 30 minutes. Your activity can also be completed in three ten-minute segments or two fifteen-minute segments if needed. As one continues to do regular physical activity a sustained 30 minutes can be met. Moderate strenuous activities such as vacuuming, stair climbing, gardening, dancing, and walking all count toward the goal of physical activity.All participants are invited to a Kickoff Event Health & Fitness Fair on Sunday March 3, 2002 from 12 - 4 pm at the Bangor Civic Center. There will be health and fitness activities that will encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors. This will be a time of fun and celebration to inspire us to "get moving & improving!"Registration material is available at each school, or you may contact Site Coordinator Sue Chaffee at 943-7346 ext. 208. We can make material available to any area business or organization that would like to take part. Registration forms need to be returned to Sue Chaffee (just drop off or mail to one of the schools) or returned directly to EMMC before March 10th.Activity logs must be returned to the Site Coordinator by June 7th so that participants may be eligible for the many prizes being offered. CASH...KAYAK...CANOE...TENT...BACK PACK...MTN. BIKE...APPAREL...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! Final celebration will be June 19th at the Civic Center where prizes will be awarded.Don't miss this opportunity to Move & Improve, get healthier, and have fun with MSAD #41!NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.