Chal­lenge to help peo­ple ditch sugar

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera Health Care Group is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to sign up for a H30 Chal­lenge and con­sume only wa­ter as their drink for 30 days.

Com­mu­nity health man­ager Ja­nine Harfield said the H30 Chal­lenge was a Vichealth pro­ject aimed at en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to form better health habits.

“Switch­ing to drink­ing only wa­ter, even for a short time, can lower your health risks, kick-start weight loss and save money,” she said.

“The rules are sim­ple. Switch from sug­ary drinks to wa­ter for 30 days and reap the re­wards. It’s not a fad diet and it costs noth­ing to take part. Sign­ing up is easy and you can start when­ever it suits you. All you have to do is com­mit to switch­ing sug­ary drinks for wa­ter for 30 days.” When peo­ple sign up online at www.h30chal­ au they will get a per­son­alised dash­board keep­ing them in check with how many kilo­joules, tea­spoons of sugar and cash saved since start­ing the chal­lenge.

They can re­ceive email up­dates, text mes­sages, and get tips, tools and help­ful ad­vice.

“We all know wa­ter is the best drink for us to choose so this chal­lenge will help kick-start better habits when it comes to choos­ing drinks,” Ms Harfield said.

“We en­cour­age peo­ple to list ‘Wim­mera Health Care Group’ as their or­gan­i­sa­tion, so we can see how many peo­ple took part lo­cally.”

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