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Mayor unveils initiative to promote a healthier Fort Wayne

Operation F4 – Fight for a Fitter Fort begins today

The following statement was issued Thursday by the City of Fort Wayne:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – A commitment to developing healthier lifestyles was unveiled today as part of an innovative program created by Fort Wayne resident Chris Blake and endorsed by Mayor Tom Henry.

Operation F4 - Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) is a community wellness initiative to encourage individuals to implement lifestyle changes that include fitness, nutrition, wellness, and activities. OPF4’s mission is for residents to lose a collective 500,000 pounds by the end of 2016.

How OPF4 works:

-Sign up as individuals or teams and enter current health information as directed.

-Individuals will learn how to structure exercise and eating for healthy results.

-Individuals/teams will be able to log in and track progress. Calculators will automatically tabulate the City’s collective results.

“I’m encouraged by the Operation F4 concept and am looking forward to success stories as we work together as a community to enhance the health of our residents and improve the quality of life in Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Henry. “This is an engaging and innovative initiative that will feature many fun and challenging activities.”

OPF4 consultants Chris Blake and Ted Sobol are leading the outreach effort to encourage the public to become part of the new program. To date, more than 70 businesses and health organizations have spent time learning about OPF4. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and several companies will be participants.

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