We're always game for a good fitness challenge on Instagram—especially when we can do it alongside our favorite celeb couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt (serious #relationshipgoals). This weekend Faris and Pratt posted a video to Instagram of themselves doing 22 impressive push-ups after being challenged to participate in a program with an inspiring purpose.
As Pratt describes in the video, the 22 Push-Up Challenge encourages social media users to commit to doing 22 push-ups for 22 days in order to raise awareness for the 22 military veterans who commit suicide every day. The creators of the challenge, 22Kill, hope that it will shine a light on the reality of mental health struggles that many veterans face, after seeing the awareness that arose around the ALS Association when the Ice Bucket Challenge saw viral success in 2014.
"We also couldn't be more grateful to the men and women who serve our country every day. We thank you so much," Faris added before gearing up for a set up push-ups that she busted out right alongside her husband. Other celebrities who've participated in the challenge include The Rock, Candace Cameron Bure, and Kira Stokes.
Okay- @thejohnbrotherton nominated @kirastokesfit and me for the #22pushupchallenge , 22 push-ups for 22 days to raise awareness for the 22 US Veterans who will take their own lives today. We salute all servicemen/women From the East Coast to the West Coast, sporting our most #patriotic kicks and dressed in red, white and blue we did day one together.We nominate the rest of the #fullerhouse #shewolfpack , @andreabarber @jodiesweetin as well as @natashabure and @mikewoodsfox5 - 22 days, 22 push-ups ...ready, set, go... #ptsdawareness #ptsd #loveourveterans #strongertogether
22Kill serves as a resource and advocate for veterans dealing with mental health issues. Thanks to posts like Pratt and Faris's, they've currently tallied over 7 million push-ups toward their total goal of 22 million. You can get in on the action by posting your own #22pushups to Facebook or Instagram (learn how to master the push-up with our guide) and passing the challenge on to three friends. To direct veterans and active-duty service members where they can get help, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or StopSoldierSuicide.org can provide helpful resources.