January 2nd, 2018

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A Healthier You for 2018

It’s a new year which means new resolutions! We are in a field where we are caring for others, so we often lose sight of caring for ourselves. But this year, we must make the time to care for ourselves. Let 2018 be the year of self-care. Whether that means finding more alone time when you get home from a long day, spending a little more time with your family, working towards a personal goal, or getting healthy, the methods of self-care are endless.

Focus on you this year. Because you deserve it. Because a happier, healthier you benefits your friends and family. Because when you take care of you, you bring more WOW! Magic to those we serve and everyone around you.

With the New Year, comes our 2018 Biggest Loser Challenge! For those of you looking to shed some weight and get healthier, this is the perfect start to the year. For just $20, you can enter the 6-week-long challenge which begins on January 8th.

The participant who loses the greatest percentage of body-weight will be crowned our 2018 Biggest Loser Challenge Champion. Past winners have found this competition to be life changing. Check out stories from past winners like Wesley, Abert, and Milton. On average, participants typically shed about 4-5 lbs. while winners average out at 24-25 lbs. lost.

You’ll receive nutritional advice and training from Colleagues, certified personal trainer Jessica Cousins and 5-time Spartan Trifecta Finisher Ivy Colon, as well as structure and motivation from our Biggest Loser Coordinator Robin Gazelian.

Need a little more motivation to sign up? We’ve got statistics!

  • More than half of all adults in Massachusetts are overweight or obese.
  • More than three-fourths of adults in Massachusetts are not eating the recommended 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of adults in Massachusetts with diabetes has increased 28%.
  • According to a recent study, over $3.5 billion of medical expenses in Massachusetts are due to adult obesity.
  • The worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016.
  • In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, around the world, were overweight. Of these, over 650 million were obese.
Sources: The CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a study published by the Obesity Society in their journal Obesity, and fact sheets provided by the World Health Organization.

Don’t be a statistic! It’s a new year and the perfect time for a fresh and healthy start! To sign up or to learn more, contact Challenge Coordinator Robin at 978-685-2151, ext. 6822.

March 2018 Update: Check out our winner, Della’s story and tips here.

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