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February 22, 2013

Small Steps concludes Saturday

RUSHVILLE — The Rush County version of the Small Steps to Health & Wealth™ challenge wraps up Saturday, Feb. 23, with a special session at 10 a.m. in the Kenneth Earnest Family Conference Center of Rush Memorial Hospital.

Participants in the challenge should bring or send their updated charts to participate in a special drawing.

This session is open to the public.

Small Steps to Health & Wealth™ (SSHW) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service through Rutgers Extension. Periodically, they hold free online challenges to support people in making small behavior changes in the areas of health and finances. Many of these changes work for both areas.

Nearly 40 people from Rush County have joined others nationwide in the Winter 2013 Challenge.

Each day for six weeks they have recorded whether they performed five small steps to better health and five small steps to better wealth. They earn 10 points for each step performed. A bar chart can be printed out showing their progress and compare their progress with other participants.

In Rush County, four local sessions have been held.

One session included a free Zumba demonstration by Carrie Simmermon.

Nate Miller, certified athletic trainer from Rush Memorial Hospital, led the group through stretching at another session.

Purdue Extension Educator Gracie Marlatt provided SSHW educational programs.

Rush Memorial Hospital Wellness Coordinator Jena Wagner gave basic health assessments at each session.

Diana Gosser was the winner of a month’s membership at Anytime Fitness and Marti Mullis received a certificate for a massage from RMH.

The Winter 2013 Challenge ends Saturday. A non-competitive version is available online.

Other competitive challenges are available including one that starts this week and a special America Saves version that starts Feb. 23.

For more information go to http://njaes.rutger.edu/sshw/.

Excellent educational information through SSHW is available on Facebook  at Small Steps to Health & Wealth Colorado. Locally, contact Purdue Extension – Rush County at 932-5974 or gnmarlat@purdue.edu.

The SSHW program was sponsored by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County, one of the action teams of our health coalition, Partners for a Healthy Rush County.

- Rushville Republican

 

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