By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

I don’t know about you, but I certainly am trying to shed those holiday pounds. Maybe I left my pants in the drier too long? I know the truth… As I get older, weight comes on quicker and slower to shed. I recently read an article regarding just that.

Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, eating more fruits and vegetables, or starting a new fitness routine. What better time than the new year to focus on your health? Eating healthy and staying active can benefit both your physical and mental well-being. There is an old saying “nothing tastes as good as it feels to be thin.”

Reaching a healthy weight not only helps you feel better in the short term but lowers your risk of developing many diseases as you age. To lose weight, the CDC recommends moving your body, eating well, getting enough sleep, and lowering your stress levels. If you want to lose weight quickly, you may be tempted to try a fad diet. However, the healthiest path to weight loss involves focusing on broader lifestyle changes.


If you don’t know where or how to begin changing your lifestyle, start by increasing your physical activity. The CDC outlines some ideas for people who want to exercise more frequently.

Write down your health-related goals and routine

Ask your doctor which types of exercise might work best for you based on your age and/or health conditions

Set aside three or more blocks of time each week for exercise.

Participate in a group activity that involves exercise.

Use your smartphone to access workout videos when traveling or on the go.

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