2003 is here and now, and Vicky and I who send out
this newsletter started the Shape Up & Drop 10
program on January 1st after eating everything in site
during the holidays. We are happy to share that so far
we have put away a little over 5 pounds each and
we miss the chocolate, we both feel good and
determined. In the coming months, we will let you
know how we are doing and we hope that some of you
will join us and Shape Up along with us!
|"Shape Up & Drop 10"
Start the new year right by becoming a member of
Shape Up America! and participating in our Shape Up &
Drop 10 program available only to our members. Over
the coming year, the professionals at Shape Up
America! will be sharing more than 75 years of
combined weight management experience with you.
Shape Up & Drop 10 is a weight management program
you can live with. It provides practical strategies, tips
and solid guidance to overhaul your lifestyle and help
you take unwanted pounds off and keep them off.
The program is designed for adults who are tired of
playing "get thin quick" games. We offer real help and
guidance for real people. We are here to support our
members via email. We can answer your questions as
you tackle each step toward healthier eating and a
more active lifestyle.
Shape Up & Drop 10 is not for children or teens
younger than 18, but if you happen to be a parent,
your entire family will benefit from your participation in
Shape Up & Drop 10. So don't delay, become a member
and get started now on Shape Up & Drop 10. Here is a
preview of the topics we cover in the first few steps of
Shape Up & Drop 10.
Shape Up & Drop 10 is a registered trademark of Shape
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|Tips For Family Fitness Fun-Part I
Designate indoor and outdoor play areas where rolling,
climbing, jumping, and tumbling are allowed.
Buy toys or equipment that promote physical activity.
Select fitness-oriented gifts with the recipient's skills
and interests in mind.
Limit time spent watching TV, videotapes, and playing
Use physical activity rather than food for rewards (e.g.
family goes in-line skating).
Include grandparents, other relatives, and friends
Take turns selecting an activity for the family to do as
a group each week.
Spend as much time outdoors as possible.
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|TAKING A STAND - On Affordable Fruits and Veggies
Shape Up America! believes that agricultural and
economic policies that will make fruits and vegetables
more affordable is a public health issue. Eating more
fruits and vegetables makes good sense as a weight
management strategy and it reduces the risk of cancer
and heart disease at the same time. There are many
studies showing that people who eat the most fruits
and vegetables consume less fat and fewer calories.
Raising fruits and vegetables requires lots of water
(which is expensive) and fruits and vegetable crops can
be expensive for farmers who use fertilizers and
pesticides. All of those costs get passed on to
consumers and make fruits and vegetables more
expensive. A national survey conducted by Shape Up
America! showed that for households earning less than
$25,000 a year, the AFFORDABILITY of fruits and
vegetables is a barrier to healthy eating. We believe
that cheaper fruits and vegetables is a HEALTH goal
because it makes weight management easier and offers
protection from heart disease and cancer.
|Our Contest-1st Place Tie-Part I
We are delighted with the numerous entries that we
received, so we are having another contest. See our
home page for more details.
Here is the submission that stole our hearts:
School Staff Fitness
A friend and I have started a "shape-up" program for
our staff in ND. We have been trying to get pedometers
for our staff, and we (about 18 of us) have started to
walk after school.
We are excited since we have so much interest in our
program, and we feel that there is such a need for
fitness in our work place.
We have many ideas to help our staff, but we are
taking baby steps, so that we do not overwhelm those
that are trying to make exercise a commitment. Right
now we have a six weeks walking program with staff
members putting their names in a box every time they
walk 30 minutes. At the end of the six weeks we will
draw for prizes such as a massage, a pedometer, etc..
The next six weeks we will have a challenge between
female and male staff members for the most steps
We are also going to teach weight-lifting to some of
the women who are interested, and we are having a
lady come in and teach us some yoga, so we can do
some relaxation exercises.
This program is new to our school, and we have the
approval of our board and also our administrators, so
we are ready to improve our health, so we can better
teach our students and be examples to them. I was
happy to find your site to get more ideas and material.
Thanks! Sincerely yours.
|Shape Up In Groups!
During the past months we have received numerous
requests for group memberships, bulk discounts on
pedometers, publications, and other materials. As a
result we are launching 2003 with a ton of exciting
things for groups as small as 10 participants.
We are also adding many new products to our store in
order to facilitate kicking off the year with everything
you need to stay fit and healthy.
Groups of 10 participants can purchase a joint
membership, as long as we bill a single person for $50.
This is $5 per person.
Groups of 50 participants can join for $125. This is $2.5
per person. What a deal!
Talking about deals...100 copies of Fitting Fitness
In...Even When You Are Pressed For Time is now
available for $50 until the end of January.
And we have two types of pedometers on sale, one is
$13.55 when purchased in quantities of 5.
There are many other items on sale!
Click To See All items On Sale