Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mississippi Offers Its Workers A Weight Loss Challenge
I just saw this article about Mississippi's Paul Lacoste Sports Fit 4 Change Challenge. Over 200 lawmakers, state workers and community members participated in an intensive 11 week program consisting of 5 am workouts 4 days a week. At the end of the 11 week session, all the participants run a 5K together in the capitol. This program is funded by sponsors so it's free to participate! I think this is a fantastic idea. It seems that next year they are going to start a version for school teachers and also try to share the plan with neighboring states. I really hope this kind of idea spreads around the country. I know yet another issue for people trying to lose weight is the cost of a gym or trainer. Not to mention it is a lot more fun and motivating to do it with a group of people that you enjoy. Would you partake if this was offered to you?