The 2014 Spring Wellness Challenge is a free six week on-line email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound fitness suggestions.

Those who sign up will receive two weekly email messages from Ohio State University Extension containing research based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be available for download to help participants document their progress. A pre- and post-assessment online survey will be used to gather comments to improve future challenges and track members’ progress.

Participants will learn about adding more vegetables and fruits to their diet, finding more ways to move, trying new recipes, visiting local food outlets, planting an herb/vegetable/fruit in a container or plot garden, seasoning with herbs instead of salt, and wearing sun protection every day.

Interested in joining this on-line challenge? Follow this link to sign-up on line:

<>. You’ll be enrolled and begin receiving e-mail messages starting early April. The Challenge lasts from April 7 to May 18, 2014. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your OSU Extension Educator in Ross County, Lisa Barlage, or phone 740-702-3200.