‘Give it a Weigh for the Holidays’
Wednesday, Nov. 21 is the last day to join
All employees are invited to participate in the fifth annual “Give it a Weigh for the Holidays,” a fun wellness program for the holidays that supports healthy living and charitable giving. Sponsored by Health and Employee Wellness (HEW), the program aims to help employees avoid holiday weight gain, while still enjoying this wonderful season.
This year HEW will start the program before the Thanksgiving holiday. Our goal is to raise more than $1,000 for a local charity.
“Give it a Weigh for the Holidays” encourages employees to form teams of two or more people to help encourage each other to maintain their current body weight during the winter holiday season. Each employee donates $10 in cash which will go toward a holiday gift for an Argonne Combined Appeal (ACA) sponsored organization.
Team members weigh-in to record a “starting weight” and after the holiday season, weigh-in again to record an “ending weight.”
The team that has gained the least weight (averaged over the number of team members) wins and gets to choose which ACA-sponsored organization will receive the donation.
Each team selects a team captain who then emails firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of their team. The team captain collects the $10 from each team member and brings the donation to HEW during the weigh-in process.
All individual weights are kept confidential, however teams who wish to participate, but do not want a weight recorded are encouraged to register. Those teams will not be eligible to win, but can still receive wellness information and donate funds to charity.
Teams are encouraged to support each other in eating well during the season.
Scheduling individual weigh-ins
Participants can call HEW at ext. 2-2813, to schedule a weigh-in at the HEW Medical Clinic in Building 201, 1st Floor. Appointments can be individual or for an entire team.
Weigh-ins must be scheduled between Nov. 14-21, 2018, and weigh-outs between Jan. 7-11, 2019.
Please note: The following wellness information is provided for the use of Argonne employees.
The provision of this information is not intended to create a physician-patient relationship or to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, opinion or treatment.
If you believe you have any health problem, or if you have any questions regarding your health or a medical condition, you should promptly consult your personal physician or other healthcare provider.