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The Lowcountry Shrinkdown

Many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat better, but unfortunately not many of us actually stick to it. But hundreds of people in Beaufort County are taking the first step and signing up for the first ever Lowcountry Shrinkdown, a free eight-week program put on by the YMCA, the University of South Carolina and local hospitals.

It's designed to help teach people how to live healthy lifestyles.

"We're all interested in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic diseases caused by inactive and poor dietary habits resulting in obesity," said the Y's Tommy Parham.

Throughout the eight-week program, there will be free seminars on healthy eating and exercise. Although it's free, you still have to sign up soon. The first weigh-in is tomorrow.

You can sign in then at any of the seven sites throughout the county or online, at

Reported by: Jaime Dailey,

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