So it's a new year and already the gyms and health clubs across the country are full of January recruits, newbies who made a deal with themselves and are now trying to make good on it. Maybe you're among them, finally paying off your intention to exercise. If you are, you're doing great. One question though: How long will you last?
What if your life depends on it?
Two days ago CBC launched the giant nation-wide multiplatform initiative Live Right Now with the goal of making a healthier Canada. There's going to be tonnes of programming and online support all designed to make us fitter, less stressed and live longer. Expect it to last through this week and for the months ahead.
If you're a sedentary person, or not athletic, or already saddled with health problems, taking control of your health can be intimidating. But Live Right Now wants you to have all the resources and encouragement available. CBC Radio, TV and online will all be partners in helping you make better choices for your health.
-Tonight on CBC TV at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) it's the premiere of a new 11-part television series, Village on a Diet, which follows the people of Taylor, B.C. on their ambitious journey to better health.
- The Million Pound Challenge - Make the commitment to lose weight. Don't worry, the million pound goal is collective not individual. You can start by pledging to lose just 5 or 10 pounds. And the site gives you lots of information on how to set your goals and achieve them.
-Fill Your Fridge With Veggies- Just one of the many other online challenges to make the road to better health less intimidating.
If you've been thinking about changing some of your habits, it's never too late to start. If you haven't been successful in the past, this could be the ticket.
And lots more to come through 2011.