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Healthy Behaviors Are Contagious

Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight over the course of a year than participants who do not join the challenge. Why do you think that is? Well, it turns out being healthy is something contagious you want to catch!

A study found that social networks largely influence weight. If your close social networks (friends, family) have unhealthy habits and are overweight or obese, you’re more likely to have these same unhealthy habits and weight. Conversely, if the people around you are healthy or working to develop healthier habits, you’re more likely to develop those habits and lose weight as well. The researcher in the study concluded that “people are connected, and so their health is connected.”

The team challenge is a great way to connect with the people in your life; friends, family and co-workers, and work together to develop healthy habits.


Don’t take our word for it, here’s how the team challenge (and the support of their teammates) helped these Weigh and Win participants improve their health.

What People Are Saying

  • “I’ve tried to lose weight by myself before and every time I did that – I gained weight. Having a team that supports you and being able to go online and see how other are people are doing – you feel like you are in an overall larger team and it motivates you.”
    – Steve, The Freedom Fat Fighters Team
    1st place Weight Loss, 2014 ‘Winter Weigh-off’ Challenge
  • “To help encourage each other during the team challenge, we set up a group texting conversation using Group Me and checked-in to share our daily goals, struggles and encourage each other.”
    -Jennifer, Team Heckle
    3rd place Weight Loss, 2015 ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge
  • “Seeing all of it go into one big bucket and how all of your efforts you did individually contributed to the overall group was really helpful.”
    – Richard, The Bod Squad
    1st place Weight Loss, 2013 ‘ Fall Into Fitness’ Challenge

Spring Into Action Team Challenge Winners

Spring into Action

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge. We had over 270 teams and 1,344 people participate!

Weight Improvement Team Challenge Winners
  • 1st: Freedom Fat Fighters – 11.94% weight improvement
  • 2nd: Hungry Hungry Hippos – 10.98% weight improvement
  • 3rd: Team Heckle – 9.25% weight improvement
HEALTHpoints Team Challenge Winners
  • 1st: 3 Chicks & a Jay Bird – 8,705 HEALTHpoints
  • 2nd: FITBITches – 8,081.6 HEALTHpoints
  • 3rd: Dragon House – 7,577.25 HEALTHpoints

Each of the winning teams won a variety of great prizes like Fitbit Charges, gift cards, foam rollers and more. In addition, the winning teams chose a qualifying charity for a $1,000 donation to be made on their behalf.

The Next Team Challenge

Don’t worry if you missed out on this team challenge – there’s another one this fall! The next team challenge runs August 1 – October 31, 2015. The team challenge is a great way to achieve your health goals through competition and social support. In fact, Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight than the average participant! Look for more information on the next team challenge later this summer.