Whether you are in the checkout line at the local supermarket, discount store or local library or listening to the radio or TV, you have seen or heard the “claims” . . . “look slimmer without dieting”, “stay-slim secrets”, “drop 10 lbs. or more”, “boost energy”, “look and feel younger”, “10-minute tummy tighteners” and “new rules of healthy eating”. The list goes on and on.
The annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries is a conservative $20 billion according to an ABC News 20/20 report from May 2012. The report continues citing 108 million individuals in the United States are dieting annually.
Unfortunately, there are no “quick fixes” to weight loss. It requires lifestyle changes. Ohio State University Extension wants to help you make those necessary lifestyle changes for improved health and well-being.
Live Healthy, Live Well is a free six-week online email challenge designed to help participants improve their health.
Each week participants will receive two e-communications containing research-based nutrition, health and fitness tips. Additional a food and activity log will be available for download to help participants track their progress. A pre-and post-assessment online survey will be used to collect comments to improve future challenges and track participant progress. All participant information will be kept confidential.
Interested in participating in this online challenge? Send an e-mail to Cindy Shuster at firstname.lastname@example.org with Live Healthy, Live Well in the subject line and subscribe in the body of the email no later than Friday, April 4th. You will be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting April 8th. The Challenge runs from April 8 to May 20, 2013. Additional information is available on the Ohio State University Extension, Perry County website at http://perry.osu.edu.
Written by: Cynthia R. Shuster, Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Perry County, Buckeye Hills EERA
Reviewed by: Liz Smith, M.S., RDN., L.D. NE Regional Program Specialist, SNAP-ED, OSU Extension
Reviewed by: Jeannie Allen, Ohio State University Extension Office Assistant, Perry County, Buckeye Hills EERA
Reviewed by: Jennifer Lindimore, Ohio State University Extension Office Associate, Morgan County, Buckeye Hills EERA