Saturday, January 12, 2008

My job can be pretty exciting...

when we're up to stuff like this. Scroll down the page to the video player and then choose "Fitness Challenge" from the list of videos.

The kickoff was today and we saw over 150 people join the challenge! That's 150+ people either controlling or preventing Type 2 diabetes (There may be a few T1s in the mix as well). That's 150+ people trying to improve their health and a city joining together to get healthy! The community that I work in has the third highest incidence of Type 2 diabetes in the Commonwealth, which is staggering. Our programs aim to lower this rate, by teaching people to be healthy and work to prevent T2 diabetes. (We offer programs for T1s as well).

4 comments:

Nicole P said...

Super Cool, Mel. I'm proud of you guys! And cheering you on!!!

Colleen said...

What a great idea - and a great beginning! Congrats.

talesofmy30s said...

Awesome! Absolutely!

Jeff said...

Hi Mel.

This is great. It seems folks in Fall River (where I was born!) are jazzed about it.

And if I hear another reference to a "lobster dinner at Venus de Milo" I might just have to move back. ;^)