Family Fit Challenge

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What is Fit Family Challenge?

The Fit Family Challenge is a statewide healthy family lifestyle program which will run from May 15 - July 10, 2014. We're motivating families to get moving and create healthier lifestyles. To participate, families will register online and track activities for a chance to earn points and win prizes.

Learn more about Fit Family Challenge!

Register here

Spotlight Families

  • Hollars family of Mount Pleasant:  Donna, 49; Jody, 46; MacKenzi Grace, 10; and Tanner Lane, 18.
    Hollars family of Mount Pleasant: Donna, 49; Jody, 46; MacKenzi Grace, 10; and Tanner Lane, 18.

    Through the Fit Family Challenge, the Hollars would like to improve their eating habits, learn new activities to do as a family, have more fun being active together, and serve as role models for others. “If we can do it, they absolutely can too!” Donna says. Follow their journey!

  • Shellman-Vest family of Summerville:  Vanessa, 26; TJ, 26; Aviana, 2 ½; Taven, 2 mos.
    Shellman-Vest family of Summerville: Vanessa, 26; TJ, 26; Aviana, 2 ½; Taven, 2 mos.

    Vanessa hopes the Fit Family Challenge will motivate her to get back into a running routine and provide some accountability: “Someone to answer to,” as she puts it. Vanessa also hopes to teach her young daughter how to fit exercise into her daily life, and would also like to see her family to start eating a healthier diet. Follow their journey!

Meet Our Experts

Three wellness experts from the Medical University of South Carolina will be working with the Spotlight families during the Fit Family Challenge. Together, they’ll create a plan of action to help the two families reach their health and fitness goals. The experts are: Dr. Susan Johnson, Director of Health Promotion; Debbie Petitpain, Wellness Nutrition Coordinator; Janis Newton, Interim Director of MUSC Wellness Center.

Health News For Families

(Health-related news from The Post and Courier)

Twelve ideas to "green" your home as the 45th annual Earth Day nears

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scott Stengel has installed 16 solar panels, switched to a tankless gas water heater, replaced windows with energy efficient ones, put in rain barrels to collect and hold up to 350 gallons of water ...

Why stay inside? Fitness heads to the parks this spring

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If you're like me, you spend enough time indoors at work, especially during the glorious Lowcountry springtime. So when it comes to working out, why would anybody want to spend another second indoors?

1,700 local kids in need get swimming lessons from Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming

Monday, April 14, 2014

As the Lowcountry warms up this spring, more of us will be returning to local waterways.

Is your brain obese?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Need some extra motivation to take off those excess pounds? We've got it for you! A new report reveals, for the first time, that there's a direct link between belly fat and brain drain - and how to

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