Commit to being healthy

Guest post by Patti Anderson, Pound For Pound Challenge Champion and Biggest Loser Season 9 Contestant: There are many things in our lives that we have little control over and being on a tight budget may be one.  Eating healthy and living a fit lifestyle is within our control and can be achieved on a limited budget.

Fitness is free!  It doesn’t cost anything to take a walk, ride your bike, take the stairs instead of the elevator or run and play in the park.  Anyone can get off of the couch, learn what’s healthy to eat and exercise every day!

Eating healthy choices can be done with planning and preparation.  Measuring and weighing foods for proper serving sizes will also make your food dollars go farther and help to slim or maintain your waistline.

For parents, please remember that a healthy lifestyle must be consistently maintained for life and is more easily maintained when established during childhood.

There is just about a week and one-half left to pledge but you can commit to being healthy after the Challenge is over.  Help the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano earn a bigger share of the $1 million dollars being offered by the Pound For Pouch Challenge at no cost to you!  For every pound pledged, 11 cents (enough to secure one pound of food) will be donated to our local food bank.

Make your commitment and pledge today!

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