aking action to address the nation’s obesity and related health issues, the Principal Financial Group has launched a new program in cooperation with Weight Watchers of North America, Inc. This program provides the more than 1.6 million health care customers of The Principal access to discounts on Weight Watchers’ services, whether the customer participates in [...]
Archive for March, 2005
Mayor H. Ross “Sparky” Anderson has confided to close associates that he is staking his legacy on reducing the body fat of the citizens of Salt Lake City. “I walk around town, and all I see are lard-asses stuffing their faces with ice cream, doughnuts, cookies, s’mores, cheeseburgers and french fries. If I’m going to [...]
The hallways of Cheboygan Area Middle School are always busy with activity, but after this week students will find out if their movements around the building qualify them for prizes in a national competition.
Channel One News and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are sponsoring a week-long [...]
For the third consecutive year the Moon Walk program will enlist Tri-County participants in collectively walking the distance to the moon and back - 477,400 miles.
People can join the program at any time. Registration is available during work hours at: Methodist Wellness Center, Methodist Atrium, lower level, 900 Main St., Peoria, 672-4963. Dragon’s [...]
A competition combining healthy exercise and taking in the major cultural attractions of Leeds has been hailed a success by the culture tsar for Leeds.
Run in partnership with Leeds City Council’s ‘Smarten Up’ campaign, which aims to encourage people of all ages to increase their level of exercise, online guide to arts and cultural events [...]
Richard Simmons has been fighting Americans’ obesity for more than 30 years, through a series of “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” videos, walking tapes and a series of “Cruise to Lose” healthful shipboard vacations.
One of his latest missions is to make exercise more accessible to people, even if their pockets are tight. On Sunday, the [...]
Northamptonshire County Council is starting up a “Stepping Out” campaign to help residents get more active - by giving away 5,000 free pedometers with information about how to improve their health.
Councillor Peter Dixon, cabinet member for community services, said: “Walking is one of the best, cheapest and easiest forms of exercise we can [...]