Health Challenge

The Health Challenge, “Exercise” Your Healthy Living Every Day

More than 600 municipalities committed to help their citizens to improve their lifestyle in a more healthy way through the Health Challenge. The Municipality of Chelsea is, this year again, a part of this challenge! Each one of us that participates in the challenge increases the Municipality’s chance to win prizes for the whole community.

 

WHAT IS HEALTH CHALLENGE: 1 MONTH, 3 OBJECTIVES

The Health Challenge invites every Quebecer, alone or with family, to make health a priority during a collective and motivating challenge. The participants of this challenge commit to achieve, from April 1st to 30th, 3 objectives that help with physical and mental health:

  • Eating at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables per day;
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day;
  • Take a moment, each day, to relax.

I register the to the Health Challenge!

 

FREE ACTIVITIES 

To help you, the Municipality of Chelsea, in collaboration with the Meredith Centre, will provide all of those who signed up, free support to the challenge:

  • Free access to the first trial of any group course (complete schedule)
  • Free access to the fitness centre of the Meredith Centre every Sunday in April
  • One free consultation with a private trainer from the Meredith Centre fitness centre. Once registered, contact: Dermot Guinnane, Fitness Manager| 819 827-0055 poste 204 | fitness@centremeredith.ca
  • Free skate every Sunday in April at the Meredith Centre
    April 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    April 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    April 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 

Furthermore, the Municipality invites you to take advantage of its infrastructures available all year long across Chelsea’s territory:

  • Three community bins available in community parks of Hollow Glen and Farm Point as well as at the Meredith Centre
  • Seven types of themed back packs for physical activity (to rent at the municipal library)
  • Community trail starting on Wallace road
  • Baseball and soccer fields on Old Chelsea road
  • Neighborhood parks (Hollow Glen, Juniper, Belle-Terre, Chelsea Park, Radapaw Ridge, Musie, Southridge and Farm Point)
  • Municipal library and Hollow Glen and Farm Point’s library services (books and DVDs on nutrition and physical activity)

 

PRIZES

Provincial prizes

The Health Challenge team has several great prizes to be drawn among all the participants! 

 

Local prices

The Municipality will draw the three prizes listed below among all residents registered for the Challenge! Thank you to our partners and sponsors for their generosity! 

  • Three months of membership at the Meredith Centre Fitness Centre 
  • Access to the Nordik Spa for two people
  • Gift basket from Doozie Bougie 

 

TOGETHER, WE CAN WIN!

The Health Challenge offers multiple prizes for municipalities that will have been able to encourage the widest part of their population to participate in the challenge or local physical activities.

Details here (French only)

Several Other Prices

The Health Challenge will also put together two contests for municipal projects in favor of healthy living habits. The Municipality of Chelsea has submitted its multisport field located in Farm Point. You will eventually be able to vote for your favorite initiative on Health Challenge’s Facebook page. We will let you know when the time comes!

 

A FEW LITTLE TRICKS

Do you need help to prepare your challenge? Here is le Kit de départ Défi Santé (Document in french only). Alone, with family or with colleagues, this document can help you plan your new living habits and monitor your progress!

 

To Eat Better

The Health Challenge and its specialists offer many tricks to plan your meals and snacks on its web page Astuces pour les repas (website in French only). 

 

To exercise more

In need of inspiration or a little boost to start exercising? Visit Bougez plus(website in French only).

Meanwhile, here is a few solutions to a few good excuses to stay on the couch.

 

I do not have time.

Active people do not necessarily have more free time. It is more a question of priorities and interest. During more busy times, allow yourself reduce the amount of time you dedicate to sports or split your 30 minutes in smaller blocks of ten.

I am too tired.

Good thing the physical activities provide more energy then!

 

I am not skilled not enough.

walking is very accessible for everyone ;)

 

Thank you to our main partner!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!