Do, Eat and Believe in a Healthy Washington County
Go For Bold is a community-wide initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles for the residents of Washington County. With a Bold Goal of losing 1 million community pounds by 2030, this 10-year journey will:
- Focus on increasing physical activity through fun and engaging community-wide events
- Incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into daily activities
- Offer nutrition tips and healthy recipes that focus on fresh fruits and vegetables
Healthy Washington County is a coalition of public and private organizations with a mission to strengthen the health and wellness of our community and residents.
Pledge as a Go For Bold partner by joining as an individual or as an organization. Please mail completed pledges to :
Meritus Health – Corporate Communications
11110 medical Campus Road, Suite 10
Hagerstown, MD 21742
or email to: email@example.com
We suggest organizations estimate their total weight loss by using this formula:
# of employees x 4lbs x 10 years
(ex: 100 employees x 4lbs x 10 years = 4,000 lbs)
Sign-up for our Weight Tracker!
The weight tracker allows us to keep a tally of all the pounds lost as we strive for our Millon Pound weight loss. You can join as an individual, team or leader. The tracker uses a confidential login system for individuals to input and track their cumulative weight loss.
Go for Bold Initiatives:
Increase your physical activity through fun and engaging individual and community-wide events.
Physical activity is one of the best things people can do to improve their health. It is vital for healthy aging and can reduce the burden of chronic diseases and prevent early death. Active people generally live longer and are at less risk for serious health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. For people with chronic diseases, physical activity can help manage these conditions and complications.
Nutrition tips and healthy recipes that focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
A healthy diet may help to prevent certain serious diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It may also help to reduce your risk of developing some cancers. If you become sick, eating a healthy diet may help you to recover more quickly. Also, eating a healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Incorporate mindfulness and stress reductions techniques into daily activities.
Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Benefits include better sleep, weight loss, lower stress levels, improved attention, eases chronic pain and reduces anxiety.