Community Wants To Lose 2,014 Pounds In New Year
LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry-Glades Health Department is commencing a new program to help residents lose weight and start a new healthy lifestyle in 2014. Titled the "Healthy Me Year" counties around Florida will compete to lose pounds and improve healthy by healthy eating, lifestyle, and exercise.
73% of Hendry county residents are overweight or obese, according to statistics from the Health Department. 71% do not eat the needed minimum five servings daily of fruits and vegetables. While 70% do not meet minimum physical exercise recommendations of 30 minutes daily.
The first community to join the Healthy Me program is the City of LaBelle, making an official proclamation this week to join, encouraging the loss of 2,014 pounds in the year 2014 among all the participating agencies and businesses in the area.