Welcome to Healthy Huntsville!
So… What is Healthy Huntsville?
Healthy Huntsville is led by Mayor Tommy Battle and the City of Huntsville and the following non-profit organizations. These organizations are working together to offer FREE programs throughout the year to educate YOU on health and wellness, with the goal “to reduce obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles.”
How does Healthy Huntsville impact me?
Healthy Huntsville focuses on the core concepts of nutrition and exercise to encourage our local residents to embrace healthy lifestyles. Healthy Huntsville will provide you with nutrition and fitness tips, healthy recipes, and more. What are some of Healthy Huntsville’s signature events that can encourage you and your family to be active? The Double Helix Dash 5K walk/run through HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park in April followed by the Mayor’s Bike Ride in May.
Alabama is the second most obese state in the country with a rate that exceeds 30 percent. “Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Alabama, and we are out to change that,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It takes time, but a lot can happen in four months. A person can lose 10 or 15 pounds, they can begin to make better food choices, and they can get off that couch.”
According to Battle, Huntsville can no longer afford to ignore the impact that obesity has on the quality of our lives and our health care spending.
“We want to be the catalyst for change and to show our citizens that there is a better way,” said Mayor Battle. “We already know that Huntsville is one of the smartest places to live in the country. If we can raise awareness about the serious health risk that obesity has on the quality and longevity of our lives and how easily those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, then we can also make Huntsville one of the fittest places.”
- Click here to see a complete list of Healthy Huntsville events that are planned!
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- Find Healthy Huntsville on Twitter
Who is involved in Healthy Huntsville?
- Learn more about the Health Huntsville leadership team.
Want more info?
- Check out the City of Huntsville’s official Healthy Huntsville website.
- Get more info on event sponsorship!