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PALA+ Challenge

We all know a healthier employee is a happier, more productive employee. Making healthier decisions can be difficult, but with the help of those around you, these decisions can become easier and turn into daily habits.

As we celebrate National Safety Month, join us in celebrating employee well-being with the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Plus (PALA+) challenge. PALA+ is designed for anyone who wants to improve their lifestyle by eating healthier and exercising more.

Start a friendly competition with PALA+ or have employees sign up on their own. However you do it, you are showing your commitment to your employees' health and safety.

The PALA+ challenge goals are simple:

  • Physical activity. You need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Or, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer. The goal is 8,500 steps every day.
  • Healthy eating. Each week, you’ll also focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals.

Tools to makes PALA+ a success

Help your employees get moving down the road to a better, more energized body and mind! The tools below will help you start, maintain and promote PALA+ in your workplace.

PALA+ Planning Guide - Use this guide when planning your PALA+ challenge.

Group Administrator Instructions - This guide will be helpful to the group administrator(s) in setting up the PALA+ challenge.

PALA+ posters - Pick and choose from these five posters to hang around your workplace. Keep your employees motivated all challenge long.

PALA+ Recording Sheet - Employees can record their daily activity and document their weekly healthy eating goals. At the end of the week, sign in to to log weekly progress.

PALA+ Award - When your employee successfully completes the challenge, fill out their information in this editable certificate. Or find more award options at



We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your activities on our Facebook page. And keep an eye out as we share how we are rolling out PALA+ here at NSC.


Register your group for PALA+ today and also join the National Safety Month 2013 group so we know how many groups are participating this year!

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Keep track of diet and physical activity

Fruits and Veggies Matter
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Physical Activity for Everyone

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

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