Excitement building for this year’s 61-Day Challenge: “Less Sugar, More Steps”

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This year’s 61 Day Challenge planning committee is gearing up for the 2014 challenge. Dr. Reginald Eadie, President of DMC Harper/HutzelHospital, and the creator of the 61-Day Challenge, started it as a way to help people take the first step toward better management of their health.

In the initial challenge, participants were asked to give up soda pop, then fried foods and soda pop in the second challenge. Both campaigns drew widespread success and national attention.

This year will add less sugar and more physical activity to the challenge. Also new this year is a broadened list of community and corporate partners.

Many participants in previous years realized better health and well-being from completing the challenge. Organizers want to spread those benefits to as many people as possible.

You will hear more about the 61- Day Challenge and the Oct. 31 Kick Off Event as the date nears. Plan to join your colleagues, neighbors, family and friends. Take the challenge and gain the power of good health habits.