2007 Health Olympics slated for April-May
Almost 1,000 people have already done it, and now it's time to take charge of your health, as well. The 2007 Health Olympics will take place April through May. Participation is simple. Participants choose a weight loss goal up to 10 pounds and then are given a schedule that asks them to try and exercise at least 30 minutes per day; to cut 200 calories from their regular daily eating; and to avoid their worst health habit each day.
Sign-ups begin next Monday, March 19, and continue through Friday, April 6. There is no cost to participate. All participants receive a free Health Olympics tee shirt, and are eligible for a 10% discount on memberships at any local fitness facility.
Every Thursday evening throughout the Health Olympics, Dr. Matthew Hahn will host a "Walk with the Doctor," where participants can exercise and ask health-related questions. Each "Walk with the Doctor" will also feature guest appearances by local luminaries.
Opening events are planned for both Hancock and Berkeley Springs. On Friday, March 30, there will be a health fair at
the Hancock Community Center, hosted by Tri-State Community Health Center. At 12 noon that day, there will the first ever Walk Across Maryland. Dr. Hahn and anyone who wants to join him will walk across the entire state of Maryland (the 1.5 miles of Pennsylvania Avenue) to draw attention to walking and trails in the area. Then on Monday, April 2, Rankin Fitness Center will host an opening party. Participants can sign up for the Health Olympics at these events, as well.
Health Olympics sign-up locations
Monday, March 12-
Friday, April 6
Tri-State Community Health Center, Rankin Fitness Center, War Memorial Hospital, Curves Berkeley Springs and Curves Hancock.
2007 Health Olympics
March 30, Friday - Tri-State Community Health Center Health Fair 1-5 p.m., 12 noon Walk Across Maryland 2007, 5:30 p.m. Dr. Matt Hahn, "The Secret to Affordable Health Care for All."
April 2, Monday: Rankin Fitness Center Opening Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: opening day events 5:30 p.m. Dr. Matt Hahn, "The Secret to Affordable Health Care for All."