‘Give it a Weigh for the Holidays’
Health and Employee Wellness (HEW) will sponsor the sixth annual “Give it a Weigh for the Holidays,” a fun wellness program for the holidays that supports healthy living and charitable giving. The program aims to help employees avoid holiday weight gain, while still enjoying this wonderful season.
HEW will start the program before the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 18. New this year, participants will receive 200 Virgin Pulse points after successfully completing both weigh in and weigh out, and a bonus of 200 more Virgin Pulse points if they have gained one pound or less over the course of the contest.
Give it a Weigh for the Holidays encourages employees to form teams of two or more people that focus on maintaining their current body weight during the winter holiday season. Each employee that would like to participate in a competitive team donates $10 in cash, per person, which will go towards a holiday gift for an Argonne Combined Appeal (ACA) sponsored organization.
Interested employees who have formed a team will weigh-in to record a “starting weight” and after the holiday season is over, employees will weigh-in again to record an “ending weight.” Teams are encouraged to support each other in eating well and keeping up exercise over the season. The team that has gained the least weight (averaged over the number of team members) will win and thereby get to choose which ACA-sponsored organization will receive the collected funds.
Each team should identify a team captain that will email email@example.com with the name of their team. The team captain should collect funds from team members and bring them to HEW during the weigh-in process.
Don’t want to join a team or donate money?
Employees are welcome to come and weigh in and weigh out without joining a team. No entry fee will be collected, and individuals will not be entered into the competition – but they will still receive Virgin Pulse points as mentioned above.
All individual weights are kept confidential.
Weigh-ins must be between Nov. 18-22, 2019, and weigh-outs between Jan. 5-13, 2020.
Individuals will need to call HEW at ext. 2-2813, to schedule a weigh-in at the HEW Medical Clinic in Building 201, 1st Floor. Employees can call today to schedule a weigh-in appointment. Appointments can be individual or for an entire team.
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.