Become a healthier, stronger you in 2016 with the Weigh and Win Team Challenge! The team challenge starts in just a couple weeks. Do you know who you want on your team? Teams can begin forming February 1, 2016.
See how the team challenge helped motivate these Weigh and Win participants to be successful in achieving their health goals.
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
The ‘Let’s Get Healthy Colorado’ Team Challenge is starting August 1, 2015. The team challenge harnesses team support, motivation and social contracting to help achieve health improvement success. Learn how Team Heckle used the team challenge to kick-start their health.
As a team they achieved a 9.25% team weight improvement and took third place in the 2015 ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge.