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Pasadena leads state competition promoting healthy lifestyles
Mar 10 2016 - 02:12:00 pm
Pasadena is in the running to be named one of the healthiest cities in Texas. Currently, the city is at the top of the leader board in a statewide competition called the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, but it will take the help of the entire community to stay there.

Here's how you can help:

1) Register to participate in the competition by signing up online at the It's Time Texas Community Challenge website: Be sure to choose Pasadena as your community. The city earns 50 points for every person who signs up.

2) After signing up, individuals can click on "Log Activity +" in the top right corner of the page and track weight loss or log activity to earn points. The action that earns the city the most points is uploading a "Healthy Selfie" photo in which you are making a healthy choice, like eating a nutritious meal or snack, drinking water or exercising. Again, be sure to choose Pasadena as your community. Tracking your activity earns 10 points, logging weight loss earns 50 points, and each healthy selfie uploaded earns the city another 200 points in the competition.

3) Businesses, schools and religious organizations can all participate in the challenge too. Each workplace wellness pledge earns Pasadena 250 points, and faith-based leader pledges add 250 points as well.

We encourage you to get creative and get healthy by coming up with fun ways to get involved in this challenge. But hurry! The competition ends on Thursday, March 31.
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