Mercer County Health Department announces "10 Week Wellness Program"
Date 2013/1/3 12:08:00 | Topic: News
|The Mercer County Health Department has a ten week wellness program that begins on Monday, January 7th. Participants are asked to choose at least one of four designated items to monitor. They are: Exercising at least 30 minutes for a minimum of five days a week, Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Drinking at least five to eight ounce glasses of water day, and eating foods from each of the five food groups daily.|
Participants in the Mercer County Wellness Program also are asked to pick at least one of five goals to accomplish. They are: To lose or maintain weight, Decrease blood glucose, Lower blood pressure, Lower cholesterol, and improve endurance.
The Mercer County program is called "Give Yourself Five". The cost is $5.00 per person for educational materials. There is an additional $5.00 office fee for people having blood sugar or cholesterol checked.
People completing the ten-week program will be eligible for a drawing for prizes. The program is open to everyone. Contact the Mercer County Health Department in Princeton for more details.