For the average American, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities and forget about our troops, especially during the holidays. But for our troops, I can safely say there isn’t a day that goes by when they forget about us back home. So, in the spirit of the holidays, and in honor of those brave servicemen and women, I challenge all of you to do a little something extra to remember our troops during the holidays.
Of course you do! That’s why each January millions of Americans resolve to get healthier – whether by eating right or exercising. But sometimes, good intentions get swept aside by busy schedules, and feelings of disappointment creep in if we can’t seem to fit those good choices into our day.
This year, many Michiganders are saying enough is enough; it’s time to put health first! On January 30, Quicken Loans, Compuware, Marketing Associates, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan joined the Michigan Department of Community Health’s MI Healthier Tomorrow initiative at a press conference in the Compuware Wellness Center.
The free program encourages Michigan residents to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight, which studies have shown can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.
I already set personal health and wellness goals this year, and being that my company wants me to be healthy too gave me the extra motivation to really stick to my goals. So I decided to take the pledge! After I registered (for free), I didn’t keep it to myself – I shared via social media that I took the pledge. Why? Because nothing motivates me more than telling people I’m going to do something and them depending on me to demonstrate results.
If you are serious about reaching your health goals this year, why not take the pledge too? Time is going to pass whether you decide to do something or not – so why not be a little healthier by April or May and beyond?
It’s easy and only takes a few minutes to register. You’ll then receive a free Getting Started Kit in the mail along with an option to sign up for healthy texts and/or emails with motivational messages, reminders, tips, and recipes to help keep you focused on reaching your goals.
All across the state, businesses, organizations, leaders, and communities are coming together to recognize the serious consequences of obesity and to change Michigan’s future.
Quicken Loans is proud to participate in this partnership which is critical to reducing obesity rates in Michigan and improving the health and wellness of our residents.
Together, we can help all of Michigan have a healthier tomorrow.
If you live in the Mitten State, are you signing up?