Step up, scale down to start new year off right
Cheryl Walker

For the last two years, I have been trying to practice what I teach and the scales are showing the results. Exercise and portion control are the major factors for a healthy lifestyle, but it is hard to follow the advice.

To help you get started and motivated to eat healthy and exercise, you need to sign-up for the 12-week Step Up and Scale Down series. This series is not a quick weight loss plan, but it is a lifestyle change to help everyone in the family reduce risk from major chronic diseases.

Now is the time to get yourself and your family on the right track to healthy eating and exercise. Along with the one hour class and weigh-in each week, the local fitness centers are providing three thirty minute sessions for everyone in the series. Details on the fitness sessions from Results Fitness in Cameron and Snap Fitness in Rockdale will be provided at the meetings in January.

Speakers representing the Healthy Lifestyle Task Force of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Milam County Office will be from Little River Health Care, Scott and White Pharmacy, Scott and White Clinic, Milam County Health Department and the Extension Office.

The Step Up and Scale Down 12-week series will be conducted in Cameron and Rockdale. A registration fee of $30 will provide you with a notebook of educational information, recipes and guides to help you make 2014 the year you Step Up and Scale Down.

The series will be taught in Rockdale and Cameron starting in January. Each session will be conducted from 6-7 p.m. The Rockdale sessions will be on Tuesdays, starting on Jan. 7 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall. The Cameron sessions will be on Thursdays, starting on Jan. 9 at Bea’s Kitchen. The cost of the 12-week series is $30.

Registration materials are available from the Healthy Lifestyle members and the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045, or

Persons that pre-register will be guaranteed materials at the first class, but walk-ins will be welcome. Make your health a priority in 2014. Signup for the Step Up and Scale Down series and get started in the right direction.

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