Scale Back Alabama starts Jan. 20. Now in its fourteenth year, the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and new, healthier habits gained for Alabama residents who have participated. The Russell County Extension Office will be serving as a weigh-in site.
To register for the nine-week program, adults in teams of two can go to www.scalebackalabama.com. After you register, just go to the Russell County Extension Office at 508 14th Street in Phenix City for weigh-in on Jan. 21-24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., ET. Participants must be 18 or older, live or work in Alabama, and weigh in at an official site. Those who lose at least 10 pounds will be included in a drawing for cash prizes to be held on April 21.
“At the Russell County Extension Office, we know the importance of good health and also realize that our community could use some healthy tips and encouragement,” Janet Johnson said. “People working to lose weight are more successful with support and encouragement, and Scale Back Alabama offers a fun way to team up with another individual to get healthy.” Johnson is a Russell County Regional Extension Agent who specializes in food safety and quality.
Scale Back Alabama is a collaboration of the Alabama Hospital Association, the Alabama Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. For more information, visit www.scalebackalabama.com, or call Kathy Gonterman at 334-298-6845.