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The Texas Department of State Health Services launched Get Fit Texas in 2013 to provide state employees a fun way to make physical activity a routine part of their lives.

The 10-week competition (January 20 – March 29, 2020) occurs on two levels:

  • On the individual level, participants seek to achieve 150 minutes of physical activity per week in at least six out of 10 weeks. This is the minimum achievement required to complete the Challenge. Participants are encouraged to reach 150 minutes in all 10 weeks (and maintain this level of activity after the Challenge!)Why 150 minutes?

    This is the minimum amount of physical activity adults need per week to be healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • The second level of the Challenge is a competition between state employers, divided into groups based on organizational size. State agencies and universities compete to see who finishes with the highest percentage of employees completing the challenge.