The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is excited to be a part of the Nebraska 150 Celebration by working with partners and communities statewide to enhance the health and wellness of all Nebraskans. The NE 150 Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to help people live better and healthier lives by focusing on getting active. How fitting is it that we are celebrating 150 years as a state and by chance the Physical Activity Guidelines for American’s suggests achieving 150 minutes a week of physical activity for significant health improvement.
The NE 150 Challenge is a year-long, web-based wellness challenge that begins on January 1, 2017. It is free for individuals to participate and the challenge offers motivation for achieving and tracking physical activity minutes, walking/running/biking miles, race participation and trail usage.
I urge you to participate in the challenge and hope that you enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. It is really easy to get started: (1) sign up to participate in the NE 150 Challenge. (2) grab a pair of shoes, a good friend/family member/coworker/pet and head out for a walk or run on the sidewalk, trail or go to the nearest park; (3) track your activity on the challenge website. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Nebraska 150 Celebration and the Nebraska 150 Challenge!
Dr. Tom Williams
Chief Medical Officer
Director, Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Human Services