3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
BE ACTIVE AND BEEF BALANCED WITH THE SOUTH DAKOTA BEEF INDUSTRY COUNCIL MOVE INTO MAY FIT FRIDAY CHALLENGE
PIERRE, SD - Simple, everyday choices we make can help us live
happier and healthier lives. That's why the South Dakota Beef Industry Council
is launching a fun incentive program for the whole family designed to encourage
everyone in their efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle with beef.
The Fit Friday Challenge is part of the Move into May Campaign
leading up to the celebration of May Beef Month. Each Friday from Fri., March
31 - Fri., May 26, share a photo to the SDBIC Facebook page showing how you're
working toward a healthy lifestyle. Photos can be anything from a picture of
your healthy beef recipe, to a selfie while out walking the dog or playing with
the kids in the park.
"We want people to be creative and have some fun with
it," said Suzy Geppert, executive director SDBIC. "Beef has 10
essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and active. We want you to
show us how you incorporate beef into your healthy lifestyle, and we'll award
some prizes to many who do!"
Each person who makes a Fit Friday photo post on the SDBIC
Facebook is entered into a weekly drawing the following Monday for a t-shirt
and $25 in beef certificates. The SDBIC will award $200 in beef bucks to kick
off May Beef Month, and $250 in beef bucks will highlight a grilling package
we'll give away just in time for Memorial Day.
Studies show the protein in beef helps build, preserve and
repair muscle. Beef also supports weight management and a healthy immune
system. Along with good nutrition, we need physical activity. It helps us
reduce the stress of everyday life, relieves tension, anxiety, and depression
over time. Exercise and eating healthy also prolongs optimal health, helps to
boost our strength, stamina, and the ability to function well. Federal
guidelines recommend adults get 150 minutes of exercise each week. That's where
the Fit Friday Challenge comes in. Find more beef nutrition information, as
well as full program details at sdbeef.org and the SDBIC Facebook page.