LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing mayor Virg Bernero introduced an annual health challenge and a new business Friday.
Starting at the Fenner Nature Center, Mayor Bernero and officials from the non-profit organization Lettuce Live Well got things stirring for the Lansing million’s Let Us Be Fit health challenge.
The challenge is simple to take on. All participants have to do is create a team with friends and family members and then grab a punch card to keep track of your team’s points.
Each team member can earn those points based on pounds lost, or by participating in monthly events.
Then those points can be used to win some fun prizes.
6 News spoke to the mayor who says it’s less about the pounds and more about being active.
“Too many people with a sedentary lifestyle now. And it will kill ya. Because if you think about it, we’re sitting by day. A lot of people sit by day in front of a computer. They work in front of a computer, and they go home the fact is showing they are spending more time not necessarily in front of the TV, but in front of the computer. So we got to get them out of that,” said Mayor Virg Bernero, city of Lansing.
The challenge is part of a larger city goal – to have the community lose a total of 1 million pounds this year.