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Fit City Success: Tyler Morning Telegraph wellness team

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EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- An employee-created wellness team is helping motivate their co-workers to eat right and exercise.

The Tyler Paper is keeping track of their fitness challenges and their employees' progress on two boards by tracking weight and miles walked.

In the first challenge, the paper employees walked more than 3,600 miles and lost 258 pounds.  

The wellness team is also making it easier to eat healthy at work by adding better snacks to their vending machines.

"We've got frozen foods that are lean cuisine type foods if you're trying to eat dinner here in the evening," Dave Berry said. "We've got things if you're looking for a healthy snack you can do so without the high calorie snacks we used to do."

Berry says the new healthy vending machines are a big hit.

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