Promoting Wellness On Every Level

By: Zachary Meseck

Promoting wellness on every level (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

CHENANGO COUNTY – A team of people from all backgrounds working in Chenango County have come together to promote healthy living and wellness as part of their upcoming, “Chenango Healthy Challenge.”

According to Chenango Healthy Challenge Board Member Jamie Hagenbuch, the challenge was formerly known as the Chobani Healthy Challenge, and is back again this year with a focus on promoting both positive physical and emotional health.

She said team sizes range from four to five members, and that those who are interested in learning more about the specifics of the challenge can visit their official facebook page, facebook.com/buildingahealthycommunity/ for additional information.

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While the challenge does include nutritional expectations, Hagenbuch said the goal is to improve every aspect of each participant’s life.

“This is about so much more than dieting,” said Hagenbuch. “Several years ago Chenango County was found to be number one in obesity throughout New York State. Since then we’ve been able to drop off from that spot, but we’re still trying to improve.”

Fellow Chenango Healthy Challenge Board Member Victoria Mitchell said Chobani began the challenge in cooperation with Chenango County representatives in an effort to promote healthy living and reduce the obesity rate throughout the county.

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