Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Helps to Launch Together Counts
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Together Counts is a nationwide program sponsored by HWCF to inspire active and healthy living. The idea is to get families and community members – starting with you – to take a simple pledge:
Eat at least 1 meal and do at least 1 activity together every week.
The ways to fulfill the pledge are endless. They can be as creative as organizing a neighborhood potluck followed by a game of, say, football – or as simple as sharing a meal, then going for a walk. The important thing is that you do them together.
If you take the pledge as a family, involve your kids: let them choose activities they enjoy and give them a say about what's on the menu. This way they'll gain a sense of ownership and look forward to together time.
The overall goal is to find a balance between the calories we consume and those we burn, to strike this balance regularly and to have some fun. This way, getting more active and healthy becomes easy – easy as a dinner date followed by a walk with the people you care about most.
Together Counts is about to launch across the country, but it starts here, with us.
Click here to get involved now!