A few months ago, a handful of York Daily Record/Sunday News staffers got together and started talking about how we could have a stronger impact on our community’s health.
Mayor Kim Bracey had recently launched her Let’s Move York City initiative, a program that encourages residents to lose weight, eat healthier and stay accountable by tracking their progress on a website. It caught our attention.
Like other media outlets, we cover health stories and share information with our readers. But news coverage doesn’t seem to be enough. Most people in our community — and country — are overweight. Obesity rates continue to climb. And children are developing chronic illnesses that historically weren’t developed until adulthood.
Through all of the misinformation, studies and statistics, we’ve reached a sobering milestone. This generation of children is the only generation not expected to outlive its parents.
We want to embrace a new approach to wellness, one that fits everyone. This blog isn’t geared toward an age, sex or demographic. We don’t care if you exercise religiously or if you’ve never stepped on a treadmill. If you want to live a healthy life and pass on good habits to generations to come, No Sweat, York is for you.
Here, we’ll share our community’s struggles and laud our accomplishments. We’re going to have fun and carry this seemingly heavy load with ease. We hope you join our efforts because together, we can do this.
No Sweat, York
Read more about the York Daily Record’s No Sweat initiative.