Get moving and eat healthy in the new year

Cheryl Walker

I f your New Year’s Resolution including dropping a few pounds and improving your eating habits, then you need to sign-up for the Step Up and Scale Down series. The 12-week Step Up and Scale Down series will help you get motivated to eat better and exercise.

This series is not a quick weight loss plan, but it is a lifestyle change of exercise and portion control to help everyone in the family reduce risk from major chronic diseases.

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 at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254- 697-7045, or

The first of the year 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

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. Sign-up for the Step Up and Scale Down series and get started in the right direction.

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