2021 has continued to be a challenging year for most, and has been full of changes, anxieties and the “new normal”. One thing that hasn’t changed is Fort HealthCare’s commitment to our communities’ health, and making sure that our communities and partners feel supported during this tumultuous time. We know that maintaining overall health is more important than ever, and that daily physical activity should be part of that plan.
Fort HealthCare is excited to present to you the annual Slimdown community weight loss/weight maintenance challenge. The challenge will take place from Tuesday, November 16th through Tuesday December 28th, and will be done entirely physically distanced and virtually.
The goal of Fort HealthCare community challenges is to offer an opportunity to improve overall health and well-being by encouraging individuals to get moving, eat healthfully, and increase quality of life. For 2021, the weekly health information and different challenge opportunities will include the theme “Health for the Holidays”.
The Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge is a 6-week-long online challenge that invites all local community members to utilize available tools and seek motivation to live healthier, more active lifestyles while losing some unwanted pounds/maintaining your weight and improving overall health.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure, eat well, move more, reduce stress, or feel better, the Slimdown Challenge is your opportunity to make it happen.
Weight will be self-reported at the beginning and end of the Challenge, and will be on the honor system. Individuals looking to lose weight will be encouraged to lose 1 pound per week, for a total of 6 pounds over the course of the challenge.
However, we know that weight is not a total determinant of health. Engage in the process, focus on healthy habits, and the destination – weight loss, lower blood pressure, less stress, feeling better – will come. Therefore, all participants will have the opportunity to win incentives no matter their weight loss goals as long as challenge tasks are completed. Prizes will be posted below.
How to participate
Sign up for the challenge will open on Tuesday October 26th and will be available through Monday November 22nd at 11:59pm (Friday November 19th for brand new participants/those needing a Cerner Account) in the Cerner Wellness Portal.
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Now, more than ever, it’s important for our community members to be focusing on health, and the holiday season is no exception. By focusing on losing or maintaining weight, you are working to change your lifestyle habits which in turn will help to boost your immune system, decrease your health numbers, improve your mood and self-esteem, and allow you to be a part of a healthy community!
All tasks will open on Tuesdays and must be entered online/completed by Monday evenings by 11:59pm in order to be eligible for the weekly and grand prizes. Grand prize winners will be announced by December 31st, 2021.
We know that good health is the best ‘prize’ there is! However, we want to celebrate our participant’s successes, and have some fun along the way. Check out the great prizes for 2021:
Week 1 Winners: Linda Robertson & Alyssa Zimmerman
Week 1 Bonus Challenge Winner: Kathy Hall
Week 2 Winners: Minerva Ramirez & Kelly Novotny
Week 2 Bonus Challenge Winner: Jean Touchett
Week 3 Winners: Kelly Freeman & Dan Oschmann
Week 3 Bonus Challenge Winner: Amelia Schave
Week 4 Winners: Kelly Eiden & Lori Schwab
Week 4 Bonus Challenge Winner: Lois Mach
Week 5 Winners: Kathy Church & Barb Kemmerling
Week 5 Bonus Challenge Winner: Kalinda Shultz
Week 6 Winners: Ebee Voth & Tim Reel
Week 6 Bonus Challenge Winner: Laurie Meyer
*Prize winners are randomly selected from list of all that were eligible in this category, and completed all weekly tasks on time*
Questions? Check out the Slimdown 2021 FAQs or don’t hesitate to reach out to Community Health & Wellness by emailing email@example.com
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