Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Contributor: Coley Huebner, Weight of the Fox Valley AmeriCorps Member
It’s almost that time of year again, when family begins to “invade” your home, delicious aromas start wafting in from the kitchen, and you grab one more of Grandma’s cookies after she offers you the plate for the third time. With all the appetizing food and family gatherings as the holidays approach, our healthy lifestyles tend to be put on the backburner.
Research shows that the average holiday weight gain for an individual is 1 to 5 pounds. It might not sound like a lot of weight, except that most people never lose those extra pounds gained over the holidays. We’re here to invite all organizations with at least one worksite in Calumet, Outagamie, and/or Winnebago counties to join the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge organized by the Weight of the Fox Valley Worksite Action Team!
Maintain, Don’t Gain is a community worksite program focused on inspiring individuals to make healthy choices while aiming to avoid unwanted weight gain throughout the holiday season. During the seven week challenge (beginning November 12th and ending January 1st), participants will receive one email per week containing a newsletter with tips, ideas, and recipes to help stay on track. By registering your organization, you will be joining thousands across the Fox Valley who are putting the health of themselves and their employees at the top of their holiday wish list.
If your organization is interested in participating, all you need to do is designate a contact person who will submit your organization’s intent to participate and then encourage employees to take part in the challenge. Here is the flyer for additional information.
Want to know the best part of this challenge? It is completely FREE and easy to join. Participants are asked to record their beginning weight on a personal tracking card, which can be stored in a wallet or purse. At the end of the challenge, participants will be asked if they maintained, lost, or gained in a short online survey. That’s it! Join in today, and we promise to brag about how much you care about your employees’ health! And if you’re a non-profit or small business, you’re eligible to win awesome things like a nutrition lunch ‘n learn or a “ready-to use” corporate wellness program. Don’t wait for a New Year’s Resolution (and super packed gyms) to start a healthier lifestyle.
Give your organization the gift of health and wellness by registering today!