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March 27, 2013

Sign up for the Kenko Challenge

Residents of northern Indiana who want to lose weight in a team setting are invited to join the Northern Indiana Kenko Challenge.

The challenge is a partnership between C2 Your Health LLC of South Bend and the Columbus (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce, which joined its challenge with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Kenko Challenge.

The Community Spring Northern Indiana Kenko Challenge is designed to help the community by increasing awareness of healthy behaviors, eating healthy to lose weight, what to eat that’s healthy, exercise to be fit, exercise to lose weight and reduce stress in the workplace, Kenko officials said.

The Kenko Challenge was developed by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials said, “Kenko, as meaning ‘health’ in Japanese, it is a workplace wellness team-based challenge with the objective of implementing a fun and engaging approach to creating healthy changes in behaviors and the workplace.

combines mobile, online, print, and social media.”

The Northern Indiana Kenko Challenge is a nine-week worksite wellness program that promotes competition among the participating teams to create healthy changes in their lifestyle. The challenge is available to all interested small businesses, organizations, large companies and individuals.

Each team must be composed of two to 10 members. Team members will participate in various challenges that focus on increasing their personal health awareness, improving their nutrition, promoting a healthy work environment and increasing awareness about their personal health.

Registration ends April 9. The challenge begins just after spring break, runs between April 15 and June 15 just in time for summer.

C2 Your Health LLC sponsors the Michiana Go Red for Women BetterU Luncheon and Symposium, South Bend Relay for Life, Memorial Foundation, and supports local charities and food bank through the Expo for Women, South Bend.

For more information about C2 Your Health LLC and the Northern Indiana Kenko Challenge, visit www.cindycohenrn.com or http://www.kenkochallenge.com.

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