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Jan. 7, 2011 | Volume 22, No. 1

2011 Weight Race: Lose now. Win later.

Jump-start your new year by participating in the 2011 UPMC MyHealth Weight Race. The race begins Monday, Jan. 10, and ends Friday, April 1. It's a great way to make positive lifestyle changes and earn Take a Healthy Step points at the same time.

Initial weigh-ins will be conducted during the first official week of the race: Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2011.

Get started today. Form your weight race teams, consisting of three to five members, and create a motivating team name. A minimum of three original team members must complete the 12-week event to be eligible for team prizes. Prizes will be awarded based on the greatest percentage of weight loss goal achieved at your location. In the event of a team tie, a random drawing will determine the overall race winners. You also can register as an individual, but you will not be eligible for prizes.

To register, log in to My HUB and select the Human Resources tab. Click on the MyHealth Online (Medical/Dental/FSA) link. Then select the Weight Race link from the MyHealth Online homepage.

This year, you have more support than ever to reach your goal.

• Check the weight loss goal calculator to determine your body mass index (BMI) and suggested weight loss goal, and then track your progress toward that goal.
• Call or chat with a MyHealth health coach.
• Visit the UPMC MyHealth Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and get real-time information and tips.
• Use the MyActivity Tracker located on the Weight Race weigh-in page to track your physical activity.

Have a Weight Race question? Call a Member Advocate at 1-888-876-2756.

 

 

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