Downsizing Dubbo Challenge
The Downsizing Dubbo Challenge, created by the founders of SuperFastDiet.com, is gathering speed and press.
The release, on the Dubbo Regional Council website reads: “Last week you may have heard that an exciting program is starting up in the region, aimed at encouraging people, like me, to lose weight and that I was taking part.”
“It is true that I have signed up to be a participant in Downsizing Dubbo. This is an eight-week campaign to get people exercising and eating healthy, to create a lifestyle change.
This program is the brainchild of the team from Super Fast Diet. And they contacted me to see if I would participate. They chose Dubbo because the region is unfortunately one of the worst for the amount of people who are overweight or obese.
The statistics are quite frightening. It is now close to 80 per cent, or four out of five people, who are outside the healthy weight range. Unfortunately, our busy lifestyles seem to be taking a toll on our health. I find that to be absolutely scary and recognise that we have to do something about it, so I want to lead by example.”
Challenge “A Catalyst For Change”
Councillor Ben Shields says, in the feature: “There needs to be a catalyst for change. When I talked to the SuperFastDiet team, I realised how keen they are to make a real difference. Their Downsizing Dubbo challenge could be just the thing.”
“Running over eight weeks from September 1, those who sign up will get eight weeks of free gym membership from Anytime Fitness and a meal plan and online program from the organisers.
I have heard some criticism from people who say that an eight-week program won’t fix the weight problem. Or be enough to get people healthy.
It is true. Taking part in the program and returning to old habits is unlikely to make a real difference. Especially in the long-term. But I see Downsizing Dubbo as giving people the tools to understand what they need to do for their health.”
You can read the rest of the Mayor’s announcement here.
Want to #DoItWithDubbo? Join the SuperFastDiet phenomenon here.