Dallas residents to join Commitment Day

December 24, 2012 by  

January 1, 2013 is the day on which 30 cities in the US will host Inaugural Commitment Day events, including Dallas, Texas. Each of the cities will host 5K events, either running or walking, to encourage American citizens to make a commitment to living a healthier way of life.

As the festive season gets underway and New Year approaches, individuals make their resolutions for the New Year, including losing weight and improving fitness but, by February, the old habits are often back in force. Commitment day will launch January 1, 2013 and will mark the start of a long-term commitment by US citizens to lead a healthier life.

Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas will host the 5K walk/run event in which Americans will pledge their personal responsibility to promote a healthier way of life in the US. According to the Race Director for the Dallas Commitment Day event, Barrett Hopper, obesity rates are increasing rapidly and it is time to make changes. Hopper also cited statistics from a study carried out by ‘F as in Fat’, which indicates that over a third of people in Texas are obese. The city also ranks among the top 10 states for having the most overweight people.

On the day of the event, participants will receive a Commitment Day T-shirt and a journal so that they can track progress through the year. Local printing services may have been required to produce the journals, which are special commemorative issues and also promote the events with flyers and posters.