BRACKETTVILLE - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Working on Wellness six-week wellness challenge from April 15th to May 27th.

The online challenge will be hosted on the Working on Wellness Facebook group.

“AgriLife Extension Service is committed to improving lives and improving Texas through relevant, research-based education and one of the agency’s high-priority issues is helping Texans improve their health," said Emily Grant, AgriLife Extension agent, Kinney County. “Research shows at least 50 percent of a person’s health status as it relates to lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, physical activity, eating habits and weight.”

Stacy Drury, AgriLife Extension agent for Bandera County who will co-present the challenge, said the online six-week program will be an interactive and motivating experience for participants to build a healthier lifestyle through key health and wellness principles.

“It is designed for participants to network with one another and ultimately be a support group to hold everyone accountable,” Drury said.

Grant and Drury said that they hope that people from across the state will join them to learn about these simple and easy ways to be the best you.

“The Working on Wellness program helps participants learn and adopt behaviors that can positively impact their health and wellness,” Grant said. “Guidance is provided through simple activities even the busiest people can find time to fit into their schedule.”

Weekly challenges are designed to increase physical activity, improve food choices, ensure adequate hydration, increase strength and stimulate the mind.

“The final goal of the challenge is to complete all these tasks and make them a habit,” Grant said.

The challenge will begin via Facebook April 15th with a video introducing the first week’s goals and tasks. 

To join ask to join the Working on Wellness- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAMUworkingonwellness/.

For more information, contact Grant at the AgriLife Extension office in Kinney County at 830-563-2442 or Drury at the office in Bandera County at 830-796-7755.