Get ready to join the All Around Hays Healthy Living Makeover
We talk about healthy living a lot in this country. Sometimes we make New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise more, quit smoking or make some other healthy habit part of our life. But it’s so easy to slip back into those old ways. By March, we’re eating potato chips. Come April, we’re turning off the alarm clock instead of walking. What we need is a way to make healthy living a habit.
If you’re ready for a healthy living makeover, keep reading.
Send us an essay (150 words max) explaining why we should select you for a makeover. Include your reasons for making the change, your personal goals and why you would be the best participant. Tell us your age, where you live and a little about yourself.
Be sure to include your willingness to keep a written journal about your experience.
Send it to email@example.com by March 15, 2013.
We will select up to eight participants to undergo a healthy living makeover. It’s not a contest in the traditional sense. And it’s not just about losing weight! It’s a makeover to help you make better choices and find ways to live healthy every day.
If you are among the participants we choose*, we will connect you with nutrition, fitness and gardening experts here in our community. Participants will receive cooking lessons, gardening advice and fitness information. We will video all sessions with these experts; participants will receive a CD with copies of each session. You’ll also receive recipes and exercises to work on at home for the rest of the year.
Then each month in All Around Hays, from April to June, we will report on your progress. The journal you keep will help us share your story. Photos will also be included in the monthly stories.
In January 2014, we will check back with the Healthy Living Makeover group to see how things are going.
Interested? Send in your essay by March 15!
Good luck and remember, it’s not a contest. It’s a way of life.
*All participants selected to be part of the Healthy Living Makeover will need to sign a release indicating they are voluntarily participating. They must also get sign-off from their medical care provider before starting the makeover.
All Around Hays is a monthly publication about suburban living published by the Hays Free Press.