Thanks for participating in FitFactor, the Air Force Youth Fitness
and Health program! I'll tell you a little more about FitFactor
because I want you to be able to hurry out to play and earn points!
The Air Force Services Child and Youth Programs is committed to the
well-being of families and youth - that's you! FitFactor is a web-based
program that encourages young people to Get Up, Get Out and Get
Fit! You'll see that phrase a lot around the base! You can get points
for being active in a variety of ways - from team sports to household
chores, you can start earning points to achieve the five FitFactor
levels. For each level you reach you earn valuable prizes!The FitFactor
levels are Energy, Strength, Agility, Adventure and Endurance.
The FitFactor point levels are arranged like this:
Energy= 1,000 points
Strength= 3,000 points
Agility= 8,000 points
Adventure= 15,000 points
Endurance= 25,000 points
You can earn up to 100 points per day by eating healthy or being
active in a variety of ways. Research shows that sixty minutes of
physical activity is important to live a healthy lifestyle - more
than sixty minutes of physical activity is even better for you!
So we listened to these experts and based our point system on this
sixty-minute rule. Some activities are more strenuous so you will
get more points for these than some of the other activities.
The important thing to remember is that ALL
activity is good for a healthy body and attitude!
Are you ready to go outside and play! The FitFactor program is
based on the activities that you do in school, at home, with friends,
family, and pets and even alone. So all the points you earn and
record on the website (to get to those valuable rewards!) are based
on the FitFactor honor system.
What's the FitFactor honor system you ask? The FitFactor honor
system is a code that all FitFactor participants agree upon when
they register. All points you record are based on actual activities
and events that you participated in or did that week. What this
means is - No fudging allowed! Remember we are doing this to encourage
you to Get Up, Get Out and Get Fit and help you continue down the
path of healthy living. Healthy habits last a lifetime so it's best
to start now! Besides, a reward that is unearned is no reward at
When you reach a new FitFactor level, the computer will congratulate
you on your success and tell you to go to the Youth Center to pick
up your valuable rewards!
In addition to the level prizes there will also be monthly FitFactor
Bonus Prize Drawings! If you are selected, you will be notified
by email and then have two weeks to go to the Youth Center and pick
up your prize. If you do not pick it up or if your email gets returned
your prize will be forfeited. You do not want to lose that reward
so make sure to update your records if you move or change your email
Keep in mind that the prizes are cool but the ultimate reward
is being active and healthy living! The FitFactor website can help
you make a plan to Get Up, Get Out and Get Fit! It has cool ideas
on how to stay fit, get fun snack recipes, nutrition tips and lots
of other fun areas to explore. So earn your points, visit the FitFactor
website to log them in and then get out there and start earning
more points! Have fun, play hard and be safe.
Now it’s time for you to Get Up, Get Out,
Get Fit and log those points! We'll see you at the next FitFactor