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Huntington Health Revolution calling for a 90-Day Challenge

Jan. 02, 2011 @ 01:16 PM

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington-Ashland metropolitan area is once again in the news because it has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation.  Only one area is higher.  This is according to the Centers for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Survey.  The obesity rate is 39 percent.  That is close to four out of every ten people is obese.  This is an epidemic that not only has health consequences, but economic consequences.

In March of this year a task force was started to address this issue, the Huntington Health Revolution. They had a 90 Day Challenge that encouraged people to make small changes in their lifestyle that would lead to a healthier lifestyle.  The task force is calling for another 90 Day Challenge beginning on January 2.

 A plan has already been laid out for individuals who want to take the challenge. This plan was developed by Ross Baker and Rachel Sofie of the Marshall University Recreation Center.

 The 90 Day Challenge will end on Saturday, April 2.  A walk/race is being planned for that day to celebrate.  They are also planning a health food festival that day at Pullman Square.

 Individuals’ progress can be followed by joining the Huntington Health Revolution Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_135815403138808.