Pioneering healthy lifestyle initiative in Narón

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A town in north western Spain last year launched a pioneering healthy lifestyle initiative to help its nearly 40,000 residents shed a collective 100,000 kilos over a two-year period…and so far it’s working, as Narón, in Galicia, has lost a collective 46,000 kilos over the past year.
Health authorities decided in 2018 that its residents could share a common goal of shedding 100,000 kilos through healthy eating, exercise and medical monitoring, and the doctor responsible for the project says the participants have met half of the objectives and are now looking to expand the number of participants beyond the 7,200 officially registered.
Restaurants have been doing their bit to help by offering lighter menus, while schools have been teaching children how to educate their families about healthy habits.