2017 Spring Wellness Challenge: ‘Spring Forward 4 Health’

By Pat Brinkman - OSU Extension

The 2017 Spring Wellness Challenge by Ohio State University Extension’s Live Healthy Live Well Program is a FREE six-week online email experience designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing healthy lifestyle suggestions.

Now’s the time to wake up and spring forward into a new routine! Don’t just reset your clocks; reset your lifestyle with a renewed commitment to moving more, eating more plant foods, and making small (but vital) changes that will reduce your risk for chronic disease. We will be including tips on how to reduce your risk of some cancers.

Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing science-based nutrition, health and wellness tips. Tracking logs will be available for download to help participants record their progress. A pre- and post-online survey will gather comments to improve future challenges and provide information to funders about participants’ health progress. All data collected will be kept confidential.

Participants will be encouraged to “Spring Forward 4 Health!” by practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors. Does this sound like fun? If you are interested in joining this FREE online challenge, register by going to this sign-up link:


Once you register, you will begin receiving e-communications starting in early April. The Challenge lasts from April 10 to May 22, 2017. Join us for this Spring Challenge! If you have questions, please feel free to contact your OSU Extension Educator, Pat Brinkman in Fayette County, at brinkman.93@osu.edu or call 740-335-1150.

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By Pat Brinkman

OSU Extension