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Rep. Sam Farr teams with nutritionist on 30-day health challenge

Rep. Sam Farr teams with nutritionist on 30-day health challenge

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This story about a congressman accepting a challenge to live healthier for 30 days and encouraging constituents to do the same came out of the blue.

I got an announcement Friday and the challenge (3 rules: No alcohol after 7:30 p.m., only one serving of bread per day and 7,000 steps a day) started Monday.

The congressman's staff helped me connect with him after a long plane ride from California.

The nutritionist who put him up to the challenge lives locally in Santa Cruz and was helpful.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_26147813/rep-sam-farr-team...

http://www.tout.com/m/y7dp09?ref=tw3gp61p

Since this is going to be an ongoing story for 30 days, I am using Twitter.com/jondigumz and Tout.com/jgumz  to post updates.

For example, even though the congressman was doubtful he could reach 7,000 steps due to the rain, he tallied 8,700 steps, so I tweeted that. And the number of participants grew overnight from 170 to 250, so I tweeted that.

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