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Get yourself walking, running, swimming, biking, or whatever, on a regular basis. Or, maybe you’re ready to record your blood pressure every day, or lose a little weight or a few inches off your waistline? CardioSmart Challenges can help you get into habits that can help get you on track towards healthy living. Along the way, you'll earn 10 CardioSmart Points for each health tracker entry you make and another 100 points upon every successful completion of a challenge. Points never expire and can be redeemed for revolving prizes in the CardioSmart Store.

Current Challenges

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June Blood Pressure Challenge

Sponsored by

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, often has no symptoms but those with the condition have an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 68 million Americans have high blood pressure.

Whether at home, at work or at your local pharmacy, aim to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. And if you need to, set up an email reminder to keep you on track.

To take this challenge, try to check your blood pressure every morning and make at least 10 entries this month in your CardioSmart blood pressure tracker. Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!

Starts
Jun 01, 2015
Ends
Jul 01, 2015
Earn
100
Points
Win
CardioSmart Tote
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Men's Health Month Challenge

Sponsored by

Did you know that June is Men's Health Month? The goal of Men's Health Month is to increase public awareness of the many preventable health problems—including cardiovascular problems—that affect men. Men’s health plays an important role in family health. Currently, men are dying on average 5 years younger than women, they lead in 9 of the top 10 causes of death, are less likely to be insured, and are less likely to be involved with a health care provider. All of this impacts their ability to be an involved father, supportive husband, and engaged member of their community.

Clearly, Men’s Health Month calls for some serious action! Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Just half an hour of moderate physical activity five days a week can make a big difference, so let's get moving!

To take this challenge, choose activities that you enjoy doing and fit in 30 minutes of constant movement five days a week and make at least 20 entries this month in your CardioSmart physical activity tracker (remember, entries can be back dated!). Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!

Starts
Jun 01, 2015
Ends
Jul 01, 2015
Earn
100
Points
Win
CardioSmart & Men's Health Network Prize Package
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June Weight Loss Challenge

Sponsored by

Temperatures are heating up, and summer is around the corner. It's the season for slimming down!

One of the best ways to combat heart disease is by losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet. Losing weight does take time, energy and dedication, but shedding even a few pounds can improve your heart health. Let's make a commitment this month to eat healthier and exercise more often while keeping a close eye on our weight.

To take this challenge, try to weigh yourself a few times a week and make at least 4 entries this month in your CardioSmart weight tracker. Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!

Starts
Jun 01, 2015
Ends
Jul 01, 2015
Earn
100
Points
Win
CardioSmart Exercise Band and Rally Towel
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July Physical Activity Challenge

Sponsored by

Physical activity lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and helps maintain a healthy weight, all of which will make you heart-healthier. While 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week is a good goal to shoot for, it's OK to start with a less frequent and shorter regimen and gradually build your way up. After all, the most important thing is to start.

To take this challenge, try to get some exercise daily and make at least 10 entries this month in your CardioSmart activity tracker. Starting July 1, click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!

Starts
Jul 01, 2015
Ends
Aug 01, 2015
Earn
100
Points
Win
CardioSmart Reflective Armband
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July Waist Measurement Challenge

Sponsored by

Eating a healthy diet that can help you lose weight will also help you fight or prevent heart disease. Making conscious decisions about nutrition and exercise will not only help you look and feel better, it’ll also improve your heart health. 

To take this challenge, try to measure your waistline once a week and make at least four entries this month in your CardioSmart waist circumference tracker. If you'd like, set up an email reminder to help you remember to measure your waistline once a week. Starting July 1, click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!

How to Measure Your Waist

Stand straight, but relaxed, in front of a mirror. Wear thin clothing or none at all. Don't exhale strongly or try to suck in your belly to make your waist appear smaller. Place the measuring tape around your waist, close to your belly button.

Men who have a waist circumference of more than 40 inches (102 centimeters) and women who have a waist measurement of more than 35 inches (88 centimeters) may have an increased risk of obesity-related diseases.

Starts
Jul 01, 2015
Ends
Aug 01, 2015
Earn
100
Points
Win
CardioSmart 3-Piece Fitness Pack

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