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December 18, 2013

Health briefs

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For more information about influenza or the importance of hand washing, go to beatthebug.info or henrythehand.com. People can also check with their healthcare provider, local hospital or at the Elkhart County Health Department. To reach the health department, call 523-2283.

WARSAW

Kosciusko FIT to kick off new year

Kosciusko FIT is preparing to kick off its third annual program and organizers are looking for individuals or teams of four, age 18 or older, to participate.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three in each category: team, male individual and female individual.

The goal is to lose 5,000 pounds county-wide.

New this year is the Corporate Challenge. An organization could win the corporate challenge for having the greatest percentage of weight loss and house the Kosciusko FIT Corporate Challenge traveling trophy.

Sponsoring this program for 2013 are Kosciusko Community Hospital; Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce; Kosciusko Community YMCA; Purdue Extension/Local Faces Countless Connections; United Way; Warsaw Community Schools; Lake City Radio and Times-Union.

The registration deadline is Jan. 6.

Kick-off will be Jan. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Lakeview Middle School. The final weigh-in will be May 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants must attend both of these weigh-ins at Lakeview Middle School.

The cost to participate is $20 per person and $80 per team with option to compete only as a team or as an individual, not both. Teams must register and pay as a group of four.

For more information, or to register, visit www.wkchamber.com, email info@wkchamber.com or call 574-372-2340. Follow the progress of Kosciusko FIT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kosciuskoFIT.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
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