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Step up to the challenge to improve health

Posted Jan. 16, 2016

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Howdy and Happy New Year to you!

Fort Worth has two ongoing health-oriented challenges I’d like to share with you.

On the local level, I’d like for you to look into participating in the FitWorth Corporate challenge that kicks off on Jan. 25 and runs for four weeks. This is an engaging tracking competition between Fort Worth businesses and organizations.

During these weeks, participants are rewarded for completing activities and participating in events around the community that support a healthier Fort Worth by organizations like Blue Zones Project, Cowtown Marathon, Tarrant Area Food Bank and others.

On the state-wide level, participating in the 2016 FitWorth Challenge gives Fort Worth the advantage in a state-wide healthy living competition, the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge.

The City of Fort Worth already puts health first every day through our amazing local initiatives like FitWorth and the Blue Zones Project. Now is our chance to celebrate our commitment to health and hold each other accountable for our New Year’s resolutions by stepping up and winning the state-wide Challenge!

To join me, go to www.fitworthtrack.com to register today, and then sign up at www.ittcommunitychallenge.com to share your FitWorth Challenge results in the state-wide face-off. Track your activity on FitWorth Track and upload Healthy Selfies whenever you’re making healthy choices on ITT Community Challenge!

Employers, educators, and faith-based leaders can earn us points by signing up and working to get their staff, students, and congregations moving more and eating better.

Let’s get started and continue working towards a stronger, healthier and more connected city in 2016!

For any additional information on getting involved in our local initiatives listed above, please contact them directly.

Please note, if you or your organizations are already participating in health oriented challenges, this does not limit you from participating in the It’s Time Texas Challenge whatsoever. The goal of Challenge would simply be to highlight what Fort Worth groups/individual are already doing and challenge our neighboring Texas cities to prioritize this in their communities.

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.

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