Health Care Workers Lose Tons

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Tuesday, January 17 2006 Jan 17, 2006 Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:49:10 PM CST January 17, 2006 in News
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About 1,100 physicians, coworkers and spouses have lost nearly four tons of weight in a nine-month challenge to improve their health. The participants broke into teams of four to six and had periodic weigh-ins and visits with medical supervisors. In the end, 23 participants, six teams, won top honors for reaching 100% of their goals. They get to split a $20,000 pot, which was created with entry fees. Each of the 23 winners received about $1,200. Another five-member team won $200 each for logging the most miles during the challenge. The challenge was considered so successful that St. John's is getting ready for another one.

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