Take the 10K Step Challenge!

How do you stay active and healthy? One easy way is to join the 10K Step Challenge presented by Fitbit with the FITWEEK Team and our community leaders!

How do you stay active and healthy? One easy way is to join the 10K Step Challenge presented by Fitbit with the FITWEEK Team and our community leaders! We're aiming to take 10,000 steps each day during FITWEEK October 1-7, 2012.

Taking 10,000 steps a day helps reduce your risk for disease and helps you lead a longer, healthier life! It's also the rough equivalent to the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week (about 5 miles).  The benefits are many: lower BMI, reduced waist size, increased energy, and less risk for Type II diabetes and heart disease.

Our 5 community leaders have committed to this challenge and you should join them!

Community leaders include Sonia Baghdady, News Anchor at WTNH, Dr. Anees Chagpar, Director, The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Claire Criscuolo, Chef/Restaurateur/Cookbook Author at Claire's Corner Copia and Basta Trattoria, Tony Rescigno, President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, James P. Torgerson, President & CEO of UIL Holdings Corporation.

If they reach their goal, FITWEEK will make a donation to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

To "step" things off, join FITWEEK and our community leaders at the family-friendly “step-off” for the 10K Step Challenge presented by Fitbit taking place on Saturday, September 29 at Bishops Orchards from 10am to 12pm. Free apple cider, discounted admission to the corn and hay maze and much more. RSVP to enter to win giveaways!

Plus, win prizes as our community leaders hit certain goals throughout the week! To enter to win, sign up to show your commitment to walking 10,000 steps a day and supporting our community leaders. Accept the challenge here: http://fitweek.net/?page_id=11 !

Want to win a Fitbit Ultra to count your 10,000 steps a day during FITWEEK?! WTNH’s contest has gone live for you to sign up to win one at:  http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/entertainment/enter-to-win-a-fitbit


FITWEEK is sponsored by The United Illuminating Company, Southern Connecticut Gas, Fitbit, HigherOne, Cymplify, Yale WorkLife, The Shops at Yale, Elm City Market, Green Well Organic Coffee & Tea, Silverman Group, Bishops Orchards, and PinPoint Promotions.

For more information, visit www.fitweek.net.  Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/fitweek.         

Contact:  info@fitweek.net

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