Holiday Hold’em – Multi-County Online Holiday Wellness Program to Begin November 22nd

Would you like to maintain or even lose weight this holiday season? A multi-county community wellness program, Holiday Hold’em will begin soon, states Michelle Wright, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health. This free online challenge is designed to encourage participants to gain no more than 2 pounds during the holiday season. Austin and Fayette Counties will be offering this program starting on Sunday, November 22, 2020 and will continue through January 4, 2021.

On average, individuals gain between 8 and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Holiday Hold’em is a 6-week challenge to gain no more than 2 pounds during the holiday season. Starting on November 22nd, you will weigh in weekly at home, your fitness center, or your preferred site. Taking part in this program for a healthier you will take less than 5 minutes each week. Make it a holiday challenge and get your office, friends and/or family involved.

During the 6-week program, health, nutrition and/or physical activity tips will be provided to inspire you to improve your health and maintain your weight without gaining more than 2 pounds over the holidays.

Anyone in either Austin or Fayette County who is interested in participating in this on-line challenge can register at  Be sure to register by November 16th so that you are ready for the November 22nd kickoff. Once enrolled you’ll begin receiving e-communications starting the week of November 22nd. If you don’t have an email account, you can still enroll by calling Austin County 979-865-2072 or Fayette County 979-968-5831 and the information will be mailed to you. All participant information will remain confidential.