By: Cassandra Sprigg
Social Media Coordinator – South Bend, IN
They say the average American gains about five pounds over the holiday season. To encourage employees to make healthier choices over the holidays, our South Bend office sponsored a “Hold the Stuffing” Challenge. From November 27, 2017 to January 5, 2018, employees who chose to participate were challenged to lose or maintain their current weight, and perform a designated physical activities throughout the holidays.
The rules were:
- Complete the initial weigh-in between November 27 – 29 with Office Manager and Executive Assistant, Amanda Domalewski.
- Lose, maintain, or not gain more than 3 pounds through January 5.
- Walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day for 3 days, or do 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times during the week of December 10 – 16.
- Complete a final weigh-in between January 5 – 8.
On January 18, after compiling all of the weigh-in and physical challenge data, the participants that took part in the challenge gathered together for a small awards ceremony. Those who were successful in meeting the “Hold the Stuffing” Challenge requirements were rewarded with a $50 Visa giftcard.
“I love that my company cares about their employees’ health,” Property Manager Samantha Hale posted to social media, shortly after the ceremony.
The next weight-loss challenge, the “Biggest Winner,” kicked off Monday, January 15. Good luck to our participants! Let’s keep Holladay healthy!