Scale Back Alabama Gets Underway

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

It's right up there with visiting the dentist.

Stepping on the scale isn't an easy task but some Alabamians may be more willing to jump on after they scale back.

“I think more people will sign up for it, it is a respectable program. It doesn't teach just eliminating things, it teaches overall healthy balance with a good balance of exercise and diet so I think it's good and the competition tend to draw more people,” said Jaime Sharp, a dietician with Flowers Hospital.

With less than a week before the official weigh-in professionals in the area are trying to get the Wiregrass on the map in the state-wide competition.

And in order to win big....people have to lose first.

"Just losing 5 pounds, 10 pounds can make a real difference in some of the health outcomes, especially in things like Diabetes,” said Dr. Don Williamson with the state health office.

The teams are made up of four people with a goal to lose at least 10 pounds each.

With most of us occupying our time at work experts say it makes it an ideal way to lose weight.

"Scale back is an opportunity to work with other people at their workplace to hold each other accountable,“ said Williamson.

With the stakes high and the benefits even ….it may be easier said than done to end up on top.

The grand prize is 1-thousand dollars in cash for each participant in a group.

Flowers hospital is the area weigh-in site.

If you would like more information on how to get involved in the free program click on the 4 More Info tab.

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