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Posted: January 21, 2020

Free Healthy Lifestyle Program starting Jan. 23

Improve your Health and Fitness with FoodFit

Did you set health goals for 2020? Research says that committing to a group can help you accomplish them more successfully than doing it on your own.

Community Connections Society will be offering a free 12-week FoodFit program to help you make small lifestyle changes that stick. The program starts Jan. 23 and brings community members together to set goals, learn skills, and make measurable changes in overall health and fitness.

By participating in the FoodFit program you will become better nourished, more active, and meet other community members.

Each weekly session includes a knowledge, exercise and kitchen module. The knowledge modules discuss the different aspects of healthy living, including nutrition and physical activity. For the exercise module participants will go on a 30-min walk, and the kitchen modules includes cooking and sharing a meal together.

Past participants have loved the program. “I look forward to it [the FoodFit program], it’s my favourite meal of the week!”

Participants have also greatly increased their culinary skills, intake of fruits and veggies and their daily movement.

“FoodFit really focuses on promoting fun, hands-on, realistic changes to diet and activity. People cook and walk together, set realistic goals, and are encouraged to notice and track the changes to how they feel. We’re seeing that small, consistent changes not only make people feel better, but can add up to measurable results in things like blood pressure and resting heart rate,” said Kathryn Scharf, Chief Operating Officer at Community Food Centres Canada.

The FoodFit program is open to all. The next session starts Thursday, Jan. 23 and runs 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. To book your spot, or for more information, please call Sophie at 778-517-5447.

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC

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