Five myths about losing weight this year


by Ginny Grimsley,
 National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts

More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1%, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 70% are at least overweight, and obesity in adolescents has quadrupled in the past three decades.

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Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) – established in 1991- is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. A world-class research center, their commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness while supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and providing information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community and the general public.

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Doylestown Hospital and the Doylestown Health System

Doylestown Hospital was founded in 1923 by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), a forward-thinking women’s civic organization founded in 1895 that recognized the need for emergency and maternity services early in the 20th century. The VIA established a visiting nurse service prior to the founding of the original hospital, an eight-bed facility located in Doylestown Borough. Today, the VIA still oversees the governance of Doylestown Hospital, which is licensed for 232 beds at its West State Street location.

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The Doylestown Farmers’ Market – An exceptional shopping experience

A flourishing canopied open-air market in the heart of Doylestown Borough, the Doylestown Farmers’ Market is a worthwhile venue to visit and may just keep you going back week after week. The Buckingham Township Civic Association (BTCA) will celebrate the 40th season of the Market this upcoming spring.

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Pennsbury LYFT

Pennsbury LYFT, a program of the United Way of Bucks County, is a community prevention coalition dedicated to encouraging the healthy development of students in the communities of Lower Makefield, Yardley, Falls and Tullytown, the municipalities that comprise the Pennsbury School District.

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Central Bucks Family YMCA

Central Bucks Family YMCA is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Bucks County with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, & Social Responsibility.

Membership at Central Bucks Family YMCA provides full access to the Y facility. Membership includes a wide variety of programs including free group exercises classes and member rates for fee-based programs, including swim classes and camp. The national AWAY Program allows access to over 2000 YMCAs across the country when traveling.

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Middletown Township Parks and Recreation

Middletown Township’s Parks and Recreation Department has many exciting new programs, which will keep children, teens and adults active through the winter months. They also offer several educational seminars for the community.

Adults can start the New Year off healthy with exercise programs: Beginning, Gentle or Chair Yoga, Strength Training for Women, Toning & Sculpting, Zumba, Pilates and Fab Abs. If you like playing cards, you will want to try their new Bridge class: they offer beginners and intermediate levels. Crocheting and Knitting are great winter classes to participate in as well.

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Lower Southampton Township Parks & Rec

Lower Southampton Township is preparing for another exciting, fun, and safe year in all of its parks. They are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of 10 community parks that provide both passive and active recreation. They also provide athletic fields to accommodate all sports, and miles of walking paths for exercise for both you and your pets.

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Buckingham Township Civic Association

For over 60 years, the Buckingham Township Civic Association (BTCA) has worked to make Buckingham a better place to live. The association is a non-partisan, non-profit group open to all to join.

The BTCA raises funds for land preservation in Buckingham. In 2012, the association donated $25,000 to assist in the preservation of Comly’s Turf Farm. The organization also promotes local farming and healthy eating, takes stances on issues of importance to the township, educates members on community concerns and conducts seminars and other community gatherings for residents of all ages.

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The Council Rock Coalition For Healthy Youth

The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth (CRCHY) has been awarded a five-year grant to continue its programs aimed at preventing substance abuse by students. The grant was one of 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country. The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach.

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