Your Healthy Family

Apr 30, 2014 7:04 PM by Annie Snead

Your Healthy Family: 90 Day Health Challenge

Memorial Hospital's 90 Day Health challenge is wrapping up.
It's designed for people in our community to pledge to improve their health and make a goal for the three months.
We spoke with women who took part in the challenge about their experience and why they're going to continue with the changes they've made after the challenge ends.
"I needed a new jump start to my goal for my weight loss and I thought this would be a great opportunity to jump start my weight loss again," said Jan Briggs.
Briggs is an administrative assistant for Memorial Hospital
She had a goal to lose 15 pounds in 90 days - and she did!
"I started riding my exercise bike at home for four to five days a week at 30 minutes and then I would push myself every time that I got on my bike I would start out I'd get five miles done in that 30 minutes and then I would press myself further," said Briggs.
Now she's up to almost 8 miles in 30 minutes.
She says daily inspiration in her emails encouraged her to keep going.
"It's not just a short time change, it's a long term change, I'll have to maintain and do this for the rest of my life to maintain a good weight and a healthy lifestyle," she said.
Katie Kosley did the challenge to try and lose a little weight.
She decided to take the stairs each day and drink more water.
"I don't use the elevator any more, I basically haven't gotten on an elevator for 90 days at least, and I plan on continuing it, I won't stop once we're done," said Kosley.
She says her clothes fit better but overall she just feels better about herself.
Small steps - making a big difference.
"I think it's good for everybody to set a goal, and it's not a lofty goal, but just set a goal and try to meet it," added Kosley.
The last event for Memorial Hospital's challenge is taking place May 6th.
http://www.uchroadtohealth.org/events/back-pain/

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