The President's Challenge (PC) is the physical activity and fitness awards program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). The PC wants to engage, educate and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards (PALA) is the physical activity program of the PC and is designed to help children and adults make and keep a commitment to staying active and stick with it. All it takes is 60 minutes a day for youth ages 6-17 or 30 minutes a day for adults (18 and over), 5 days a week for a period of 6 weeks. Progress can be tracked using a free, web-based physical activity tracker or paper-based log.