Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Drop It Challenge starting. Weigh in, lose weight and Germanna Nursing wins

A massive weight loss challenge is getting underway in the Culpeper area, and there’s still time to sign up to participate. Registration for the annual Drop It! The Healthy Living and Weight Loss Challenge is going on this week, ending Feb. 2. Participants have the chance to win up to $1,000 in prize money while slimming down and learning more about exercise and nutrition.
The 12-week Drop It! program features free exercise classes, nutritional tips, health screenings and motivational support. As part of the program, a health fair will be held Feb. 2 at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will include free screenings, fitness demos, healthy snacks and more, according to the “Drop It!” website,
Drop It! is a joint effort of Germanna, the Culpeper Regional Health System and Powell Wellness Center with support from local philanthropists Joe and Linda Daniel. It’s a way to inspire area residents to take better charge of their health. It’s also a fundraiser for local nursing and health education programs, with $50 donated for every pound lost by participants.
--By JANET MARSHALL, The Free Lance-Star

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