Friday, October 28, 2016

2016 Maintain, Don't Gain! Holiday Challenge

This holiday season, the only thing that should be "stuffed" is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds.

Last year's Holiday Challenge was the biggest and best ever. Over 13,500 individuals from across the state and country participated.  Now it's time for the 2016 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don't gain! Holiday Challenge!

You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain their weight throughout the holiday season.

The Holiday Challenge will begin November 14th and run through December 31st.
Weekly Newsletters, Daily Tips, and Weekly Challenges with strategies to:
  • Survive a holiday party
  • Manage holiday stress
  • Be a healthy host
  • Fit physical activity into your day
  • Cook quick and healthy meals
  • Plus healthy holiday recipes and a virtual walking race through Iceland!
Follow us for Holiday Challenge updates, additional tips, and participant support:
Last year's Holiday Challenge:
In 2015, more than 13,500 people from all 50 states and Canada took part in the Holiday Challenge. ALL 100 counties in North Carolina were represented. At the end of the program, 93% reported maintaining or losing weight. 99% of participants said they were likely to participate in the Holiday Challenge again next year. For more results click here: Holiday Challenge Results

The Holiday Challenge is provided by Eat Smart,Move More, Weigh Lessa 15-week online weight management program, and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetesa 12-month online diabetes prevention program.

For questions or additional information, please email or call 919-707-5398.

Healthiest Weight Florida
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin: A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Telephone: 850.245.4330