Due to the sedetary lifestyles of many of the students and faculty of my school, I helped to start a 6-week fitness program. The program involved walking for 30 minutes after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday either in the hallways of our school or on the Cross Coountry walking trail in the woods. We gave each of our participants a fitness journal so they could record their daily fitness accomplishments and also write down a fitness and diet goal for each week. We also presented four mini lessons throughout the program. The first lesson was how to manage weight through exercise. We taught our participants that even the most inactive people can gain significant health benefits if they acccumulate just 30 minutes or more of physical activity per day. Our secong lesson featured how to find your ideal body weight range. We showed them how to find their body frame by using their index finger and themb. Then, using the chart, finding their height and their body frame size to find how much they should weigh. The third lesson was on portin control. We presented a powerpoint presentation on how portion sizes have changed over the past three years. One significat change took place in the cheese burger. Twenty years ago the average cheeseburger had 330 calories but now the average cheeseburer contains 520 calories. The final lesson was tips for eating out. We taught our participants that they could cut calories by ordering water, diet soda, or unsweetened tea instead of regular soda or alcoholic beverages. I believe our program was succesful because we taught our participants many tips and lessons on fitness. Also, many of our participants became more fit and we even able to walk longer than 30 minutes at the end on our program.