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Maintain, Don't Gain! Holiday Challenge 2016

November 15, 2016

Maintain Don't Change

Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.

Last year, over 1,700 Floridians received helpful advice on enjoying the holidays in a more healthy way. Some of the tips included choosing fresh fruit as a festive and sweet substitute for candy, limiting fats, salt and sugary foods and finding fun ways to stay active, such as dancing to their favorite holiday music. Being active for at least 2½ hours a week and helping kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day also adds healthy balance to the season.

The 2016 Holiday Challenge includes:

  • Seven weekly newsletters delivered to your inbox with tips to
  • Daily Tips
  • Mid-week Challenges
  • Healthy holiday recipes
  • Motivation and support from other participants

For more information and to register for the 2016 Maintain, Don’t Gain! Holiday Challenge, please visit the Healthiest Weight Florida website. For information about the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, visit Orange.FloridaHealth.gov.