LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) launched a new blog to highlight the successes of Michigan residents and organizations committed to improving the health of residents as part of the Michigan’s Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Plan. Residents and partners across the state are making individual, organizational, and community-level changes to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living, to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Michigan.
Michigan has already begun making progress since launching the 4 x 4 Plan, including moving from the fifth to the tenth most obese state in the nation over the past few years. However, the efforts to address obesity need to continue.
“Weight loss is an incredibly personal journey,” said Chip Arledge, one of the featured stories and a man who lost 200 pounds by eating better and being more physically active, two key parts of the Governor’s 4 x 4 Plan. “If telling my story in a candid and forthright manner inspires someone to take better care of themselves, I think it’s best that I share.”
To read other Michigan success stories, and for helpful tools and resources, visit the blog at www.michigan.gov/healthymichigan.