Pure Michigan FIT
June 18th, 2012
Governor Rick Snyder and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports announced the Pure Michigan FITness Series last week, a series of events across the state promoting physical activity. The event series, announced in conjunction with the kickoff event for the Governor’s Pure Michigan FIT initiative, aims to promote and encourage healthy physical activity in communities throughout Michigan. Pure Michigan FIT is a nutrition and fitness initiative that will provide tools and resources for Michigan families to incorporate healthy eating habits and physical activity into their lifestyles. “The Pure Michigan Fitness Series is a one of a kind program helping promote physical activity in many forms, including runs, walks, bike races and many other types of activity,” said Snyder. “To build a stronger Michigan, balancing sound, healthful food habits with regular physical activity is vital.” With more than 30 percent of its citizens categorized as obese, Michigan has the one of the highest rates of obesity in the United States. Carrying extra weight isn’t the only problem for individuals. Obesity can contribute to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health issues. The Governor’s Council works to promote healthy lifestyle choices to Michiganders of all ages. For more information on the Pure Michigan FIT program, visit www.michigan.gov/puremichiganfit .