Press Release

NASA Hosts KSC’s NASA MOVES! Fitness Challenge Kickoff

By SpaceRef Editor
May 15, 2014
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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health, is kicking off National Employee Health and Fitness Month with the NASA Moves! challenge event scheduled for May 19 at the Kennedy Pathfinder Fitness Trail.

The Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington is sponsoring a two-week agencywide fitness challenge called NASA Moves! from Sunday, May 18, to Saturday, May 31.

The event will be hosted by Kennedy Director Bob Cabana and will include Florida State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong, as well as the directors of health from Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Orange and Indian River counties. 

The challenge will encourage the center’s workforce to accomplish at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day. Examples include walking at lunch; walking up one flight of stairs or down two instead of taking the elevator whenever possible; parking farther away from the workplace entrance; or anything that increases physical activity.  The challenge complements the State of Florida Healthiest Weight Initiative, which is intended to promote a healthier lifestyle among the state’s population.

News media without permanent Kennedy credentials must apply for accreditation by noon on Friday, May 16. Two forms of government-issued identification are required to receive a badge; one must be a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Badges will be available for pickup at the Kennedy Badging Office, located on State Road 405 east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hours for the Kennedy Badging Office are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. International media accreditation for this event is closed. Media must apply for credentials online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

Media will be escorted to the Pathfinder Fitness Trail from Kennedy’s Press Site. Media should arrive at the Press Site at 7:15 a.m.  Departure time to the Pathfinder Fitness Trail will be at 7:35 a.m. Following the event, media will be escorted back to the Press Site by 9:15 a.m.

For more information about “NASA Moves!” or Florida’s Healthiest Weight Initiative, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy

http://ohp.nasa.gov/health4life

http://www.floridahealth.gov

 

SpaceRef staff editor.