America on the Move
America On The Move
What is Flat 14ers?
Flat 14ers is an initiative to encourage school children and adults to increase their level of physical activity by having the opportunity to climb "virtual 14ers." Flat 14ers provides a fun, easy way to become active and stay active by converting minutes of activity such as: walking, running, cycling, playing soccer or basketball, into steps toward reaching the summit of a 14er. A simple, online tracking system makes the conversions and keeps track of steps.
Flat 14ers includes the designation of various parks as "Flat 14er parks". Distance around the park or on a trail is measured to help you reach the summit of the 14er and return.
Why is it so important?
According to Health Policy Solutions, Colorado's childhood obesity rate is increasing faster than every other state except for one, the state of Nevada. Childhood obesity in Colorado increased 23 percent between 2003 and 2007. The Flat 14ers is a big step toward increasing physical activity and reducing obesity rates in your community.
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