incentaHEALTH’s Weigh and Win Launches Spring Team Challenge

incentaHEALTH’s Weigh and Win Launches Spring Team Challenge

July 15, 2016

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Weigh and Win Launches Spring Team Challenge

By Lisa Jager Brush News-Tribune Staff Writer

Posted:   01/27/2015 08:12:59 AM MST | Updated:   5 months ago
If your New Year’s resolution for 2015 was to lose weight, round up a few like minded friends and form a team to enter Weigh and Win’s “Spring into Action” spring team challenge.
This will be Brush area residents fourth opportunity to participate in one of the Weigh and Win program’s semiannual challenges via the program kiosk in Brush, which was installed in January of 2014 in the East Morgan County Hospital clinic lobby.
The challenge begins February 1 and runs through April 1. Teams are comprised of four to eight people and will compete across the state in two categories: average percentage of weight lost and HEALTHpoints accrued (earned for program participation). All team members must weigh in at least twice between February 1 and April 30.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in both categories, as will a $1,000 charitable donation to each winning team. Past recipients include American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity. The 2014 ‘Winter Weigh-Off’ Team Challenge consisted of 121 teams, including several from the Brush area. Those who participate in Weigh and Win team challenges lose 16 percent more weight than a general Weigh and Win participant, while a team challenge captain loses an average of 26 percent more weight. The average weight improvement for a successful Weigh and Win participant after one year in the program is 17.7 pounds or an eight percent weight loss.
“The Team Challenge is a great way to engage in the program while motivating your friends and family to join you,” said Lia Schoepke, Weigh and Win Program Manager. “The team-based structure provides extra motivation and the charitable donation adds an additional incentive.”
Participants must sign up for a free Weigh and Win account prior to joining the challenge. Create or join a team beginning February 1, or any time after by visiting www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge.
Weigh and Win is a free Colorado online weight loss program that pays participants to achieve a healthy weight. From January through September 2014, those utilizing the Brush Weigh and Win program kiosk collectively lost more than 1,000 pounds.
The Brush kiosk is currently the only Weigh and Win kiosk located in northeastern Colorado.
On February  25, an informational meeting on how Brush and Fort Morgan area companies can utilize the Weigh and Win program for their employees will be held at East Morgan County Hospital. For more information, contact Brush City Clerk Andrea Strand at 842-5001.

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