CLEVELAND — If your weight, health and overall happiness have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re definitely not alone. The last six months have brought unexpected challenges for so many of us, and if you've had to put your health on the back burner, we get it. But now's the perfect time for a reset, and we want to help you get back on track.
In the coming weeks, we'll follow 3News meteorologist Jason Frazer as he embarks on a new healthy living program in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center -- and we'd like to invite a few viewers to participate with Jason in this eight-week program for optimal health. Read Jason's thoughts about this project at the bottom of this story.
Participants will receive everything from nutrition consultations, chiropractic care, to yoga instruction. This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. Are you ready?
If you want to learn how to meet your needs in healthy ways and to make self-care a priority, please tell us more about yourself by filling out the submission form below. You just might be selected to join Jason on this healthy living adventure.
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Jason's thoughts on this journey:
Each year, it is one of the top resolutions: I'm going to get in shape. "New year, new me," is the infamous motto everyone seems to have. By January 15th, the "new me" looks more like the old me. One cheat meal has become two. Before you know it, you are 20 cheat meals in and that resolution is a mere after thought.
I have always struggled with my weight. Part of it is due to the random hours of being a TV meteorologist. Part of it is due to a lack of discipline. The other part is just my love affair of cooking and trying new restaurants. However, when I look in the mirror, I know I am not the best representation of who I want to be.
This year, I lost almost 20 pounds just in time for my wedding on February 22nd. However, I gained nearly all of it back after the coronavirus shut down the gym. Doing workouts at home just didn't have the same appeal or effectiveness. I turned to some of the foods I love (pasta, Jiffy cornbread, Milano's chocolate cookies) for comfort during this pandemic. However, two months later, I noticed my jeans and shirts were getting tighter.
As the world slowly reopens and we try to find some normalcy, I am comforted with knowing the gyms are at least open. I know I am not the only one that has gained what I affectionately call the COVID-15. So let's do something about it! It is why I decided to team up with the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Center to reboot my mind, body and soul and get back on track.
WKYC is looking for several viewers to join me along the way. All we ask is that you commit for 10 weeks to make this program a success. Studies have shown that people who work out together are overwhelmingly more successful. So let's do this together!
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