Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, right, Florida State Surgeon General John Armstrong, other Kennedy managers and guests prepare for an early morning run at the center's Pathfinder Trail near the Operations and Support Building II at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to officially kick off National Employee Health and Fitness Month with the NASA Moves! challenge.
NASA Moves! challenged the workforce from each of the agency's field centers to engage in at least 20 minutes of activity, or 10,000 steps, each day from May 18-31. About 100 people participated in the kickoff event on the Pathfinder Trail in the heart of the center's Launch Complex 39. The one-third-mile-long gravel walkway traces the iconic shape of a space shuttle orbiter and features a set of exercise stations. The friendly contest is part of NASA's new Health4Life initiative, a Web-based health initiative designed to help employees track their health, fitness and nutrition. Health4Life also provides an array of resources geared toward increasing physical activity. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis