Don't Gain - Maintain Challenge available for employers

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Sparrow is putting out a challenge to combat the weight gain associated with the holidays. And rather than challenging people to lose weight during this time, they are asking that people maintain.

Sparrow is teaming up with area businesses to help all employees. It's the Sparrow Be Well at Work Maintain Don't Gain Challenge. The goal is to maintain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. They want people to stay within one percent of your starting weight and be eligible for prizes.

The aim is to encourage realistic and healthy behaviors during the holidays.

“We find that for both our Sparrow Caregivers and Lansing-area employees, the holidays can be a time where regular habits such as eating properly and continuing to exercise are easy to get away from,” said Sparrow Health and Wellness Manager Leslie Polack. “We want people to enjoy the holidays and indulge a little, but not completely stray from healthy behaviors. Maintain Don’t Gain is a way to provide a sense of accountability, without adding the stress of losing weight, during an already stressful time of year.”

Employers interested in learning how to become involved can email the Be Well at Work team at
Onsite weigh-ins are provided by Be Well at Work, with each company supplying its own prizes and incentives.