Burn Calories While You Get Your Rear in Gear

Have fun and get fit at Get Your Rear in Gear (photo credit: Mark Bernal)

Looking for a good reason to get the family outside for some fun physical activity?  Register everyone for the upcoming Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at Southdale Center on Sunday May 20, 2012.  The event raises money to improve colon cancer awareness and increase funding for screening programs.

Run or Walk to Burn Calories

If you’re not a runner, don’t worry. This event is walker friendly.  In fact, it’s walker friendly, stroller friendly, pet friendly and even wheelchair friendly.  If you are new to exercise, this is a great “first timer” event to try.

Local sportscaster Mark Rosen will emcee the event. Costumed and theme-centered teams will compete for most creative design to celebrate and honor loved ones who have been affected by colon cancer.  The people-watching, alone, is a great reason to attend.

You can participate as part of a team, start your own team, or just show up and participate (in costume or not!) as an individual.  Register and get more information at GetYourRearinGear.com

Why You Need to Get Your Rear in Gear

Obesity can increase your risk of many cancers, including colon cancer.  If you are overweight, consider starting a weight loss program to reduce your risk.  Not sure where to start?  Use these links to take the first steps.

  1. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.  You’ll find support, tips and answers to your weight loss questions.
  2. Get support from family and friends. Social support is your must-have diet and exercise accessory.
  3. Get motivated and get started.  It’s easy to say that you’re going to lose weight, but weight loss is really about making good choices.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be launching the North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss website.  It is full of free tools and services that you can use to start your diet and exercise program.  Check back here or on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


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