Take the ‘Zero Weight Gain Challenge’


By Pat Brinkman - OSU Extension



Are you interested in maintaining your weight or even losing a few pounds during this holiday season? Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes? Give our Zero Weight Gain holiday wellness challenge a try.

The “Zero Weight Gain Challenge” is an on-line challenge designed to help participants get fit by encouraging regular exercise, nutrition, and wellness tips during the upcoming holiday season. Participants will receive weekly e-communications and have access to supplemental information available on blogs and Facebook. Text messages will also be offered as an option. All participant information will be kept confidential.

Each week participants will receive free weekly e-communications, containing nutrition, health and fitness tips. Additional food and activity logs will be available for download to help participants track their progress. Pre- and post- online-survey assessments are used to collect comments to improve future challenges and track participant progress. Individuals cannot be tracked as no linking information is collected.

Interested in participating in this on-line challenge? Sign up by following this link to enroll: http://go.osu.edu/FayetteZWG17. You will be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting the week of Nov. 20. While Facebook™ will be utilized; participants only need to have an email address. The program is funded by Ohio State University Extension.

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By Pat Brinkman

OSU Extension