The City Of Indio Is Challenging The Community To Participate In Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The City of Indio is excited about participating in the 3rd Annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. A breakfast held on Wednesday, January 11, presented by the Coachella Valley Health Collaborative kicked off the challenge.
The goal for the 2012 challenge is to get more than 1,500 people to participate. In attendance at the breakfast meeting was Indio Mayor Glenn Miller, Mayor Pro-Tem Elaine Holmes, along with City Council members Mike Wilson, Ascencion “Sam” Torres, and Lupe Ramos Watson and city staff.
Mayor Miller encourages all Indio residents and businesses to get involved with the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.
Miller comments, “This is a great way for our community to kick off a healthy new year in a fun way. Members of the Indio City Council and a number of Indio City employees will be taking part in the Challenge.
We hope to increase our participation from last year and look forward to seeing Indio step up and win this challenge.”
Valley business owners, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers, schools, seniors, houses of worship and local governments can market their organization or business at this free event, while improving their health at the same time. Participants were given information on how to set appropriate goals and keep track of their activity on an inter-active website.
There are various challenges to choose from, including pre-designed challenges, or the ability to create your own.
People can challenge friends and colleagues by walking, running, swimming, hiking, biking and even shopping.
It all counts toward the final goal. Challengers can track their progress online, communicate with other challengers online and receive weekly motivating reminders and health tips.
Community members are invited to participate in the challenge as individuals or groups by visiting
For more information about the Coachella Valley Health Collaborative, contact Gary Jeandron, project director, at or call (760) 341-2883, ext. 78163 or visit the collaborative’s website at