November 23, 2017

New ‘Get Healthy West Georgia’ Web Site Promotes Exercise and Healthy Eating

Sunshine and warm temperatures this weekend make it a great time to join “Get Healthy West Georgia,” a new initiative launched on Wednesday for residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. Residents are encouraged to visit the initiative’s new, easy-to-use Web site, www.GetHealthyWestGeorgia.org, which supports the initiative’s three-year goal of improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and reducing obesity.

Web site visitors who make the commitment to “get healthy” and join the initiative can click the “Get Started” link. This link will take them to the Get Healthy West Georgia Wellness Portal, where they will complete a four-minute health assessment, calculate their body mass index and be able to join the current exercise or nutritional challenge.

This portal enables Get Healthy West Georgia members to log their exercise, keep a food diary, track their weight loss, participate in challenges, take online nutrition and stress management classes, connect with “buddies,” keep a journal of their “get healthy” journey, share healthy recipes and more – all for free.

The personal and health-related information that participants supply in the portal will remain completely private and will only be used to track participant progress as a group, such as how many miles are logged and how many pounds are lost during the three-year initiative.

In addition to joining the initiative, visitors to www.GetHealthyWestGeorgia.org can find out more about obesity, learn how it affects people’s health, see how west Georgia compares to state and national obesity trends and more.

An interactive map of parks and trails provides information on a variety of regional locations for walking, running, swimming and biking, and an event calendar contains information on upcoming exercise and nutritional opportunities, as well as a list of events where Get Healthy West Georgia staff will be promoting the initiative.

Using the “Share” menu at www.GetHealthyWestGeorgia.org, visitors and members also can “tell a friend” about the initiative, submit photos and success stories for possible publication on the Web site and submit upcoming events for the Get Healthy West Georgia event calendar.

Led by Tanner Health System, Get Healthy West Georgia is funded by an initial grant from the Community Foundation of West Georgia and support from additional sponsors. Through partnerships with schools, churches, civic clubs, local businesses, local farmers and other organizations, Get Healthy West Georgia connects community members with the online education, tools and support they need to live stronger, healthier lives.

To learn more and join the Get Healthy West Georgia initiative, visit www.GetHealthyWestGeorgia.org.

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