Fit city Challenge in Charlotte NC

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive 224195

Charlotte and Mecklenburg county have come together to issue the Fit City Challenge in Charlotte NC.

Its basic mission is to try to make people walk 5 miles a week and eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day. The idea is to get as many people moving and eating healthy so that the city's medical bills start going down instead of up.

I don't think that there are very many ways that you can slice it that this is a bad thing. Encouraging people to be fit is a great way to build community and to help people become healthy.
The more you read and think about it, the more difficult it is to be sure that you are eating healthy and doing the right things to be healthy. It's even more difficult to muster the energy and drive to get up and excercise everyday.

Many people need a little encouragement to either start or continue their exercise routine. Encouragement is also important in maintianing a healthy diet. 

This looks like it is another way that Charlotte and Mecklenburg have teamed up and pooled their resources to provide services to their residents. I'll keep my eye out on this one to see if it works.

Comments (3)

Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

This sounds like a great plan and a worthy cause.  Five miles a week seems like a very doable number.

Mar 14, 2009 04:50 PM
Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR

That sounds like a great plan.  A nice, easy way to start on the right path.

Mar 17, 2009 05:03 AM
Gerri shackleford

I belonged to the "FitCity Challenge" a few years ago before moving to S.C., only seven miles away but am unable to find a group here that I could joing.  Any information on a S.C. group (Ft. Mill, Indian Land)?

May 14, 2011 02:03 AM