Florida health officials launch holiday weight program

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida health officials are looking out for your waistline in a season full of eating and drinking.

The Florida Department of Health has launched a free program to offer participants tips for maintaining a healthy weight during the holidays.

Americans typically gain between one and five pounds throughout the holidays and most never shed that weight.

State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong says the program includes practical steps, healthy recipes and consistent motivation.

Participants will receive daily tips, mid-week challenges to get you out of a slump and support from other participants.

The challenge runs through December 31. To sign up, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.

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