10-week plan to get you fit and healthy

MORE than 80 local residents have signed on to improve their health and fitness as part of the Gloucester 10 Week Challenge.

Dietician Claire Dawson said the challenge, which started on Monday, would focus on 10 different nutrition and physical activity goals.

The challenge, which is open to both individuals and teams, is specifically focused on participants tracking their fruit and vegetable intake, their fitness levels and weight over the 10-week period.

“Most people are registering as a team. The idea is that you not only push yourself but also strive to do better than your team mates,” Ms Dawson said.

“Every week there is a different challenge.

“They’re small and simple to do, but will make a real difference in peoples’ lives.”

The first task participants will complete is a food diary to help them identify what they eat and drink and where any problem areas are.

In week two participants will undertake a breakfast challenge where they must eat a healthy brekky each day.

“At the end of the challenge participants will  have made positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle,” Ms Dawson said.

“There are also prizes donated from local businesses to acknowledge teams and individuals who have made significant lifestyle changes and achievements.”

To find out more about the challenge and other initiatives contact Claire Dawson at Gloucester Community Health Centre.

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