Participants from communities all over East Texas can join together to create a healthier East Texas by signing up for the 5th annual Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge. Created by the Fit City Tyler Coalition, this free weight loss event challenges individuals, teams and communities to have friendly competition while losing weight and improving their health.
Participants will receive entries into a grand prize drawing for every 5 percent of weight that is lost, calculated from an official starting weight and a final weight that is obtained at the end of the challenge. Participants can enter at any East Texas weighing location listed on LightenUpEastTexas.com. Registration into the regional weight loss challenge will last from Monday, January 2nd through Tuesday, February 28th.
"Our goal for this event is to encourage East Texans to take control of their health, to make smart and healthy choices, to make time for physical activity and to ultimately lose weight in a healthy way," says George Roberts, chief executive officer of NET Health and co-chair of Fit City Tyler.
“When we established Fit City Tyler in 2010, our mission statement was to “make Tyler a Fit City one step, one bite and one health-conscious decision at a time,” said Dave Berry, co-chair of Fit City Tyler. “We’ve seen much success by individuals and by groups. Now we are asking the entire East Texas region to join us in adopting healthy behaviors.”
“We are pleased to partner with Lighten Up East Texas to help every person in our community to have opportunity to be the healthiest they can be,” said Tyler Mayor Martin Heines.
For more information, please visit www.LightenUpEastTexas.com.
Submitted by Deborah Sanford