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60-day Bayfront Heart Health Weight Loss Challenge

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Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Wellness and Rehab Center

733 E. Olympia Ave.

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60-day Bayfront Heart Health Weight Loss Challenge

Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab today announced it will host its first annual 60-day Bayfront Heart Health Weight Loss Challenge. The challenge is open to all who qualify with 100% of all entry fees going toward the American Heart Association (AHA).

Registration—with initial verified weight—for the 60-day challenge is January 03, 2018 through January 12, 2018 at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Wellness and Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda, anytime during business hours. The contest period runs January 12 through March 12, 2018.

Reporting your weight each week of the challenge is not required but everyone is welcome to stop by the Wellness and Rehab Center anytime during business hours to track their progress.

$50 entry fee, per person. 100% of all entry fees goes to AHA! Each participant can choose to be a member of a 5-person team and/or join individually. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. Contestants may enter both as part of a team and individually with payment of $50 to participate in each for a total of $100.

At the end of the challenge, participants will be ranked based on their percentage of weight lost, not total pounds. For example, if you’re starting weight is 200 pounds, and you lose 20 pounds, you will have achieved 10% weight loss. If your starting weight is 160 pounds, and you lose 16 pounds, you too will have achieved 10% weight loss.

Individuals will be ranked by their achieved percentage lost. Teams will be ranked by their team average percentage lost. In case of tie, both individuals and/or both teams win.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 AHA Heart Walk, Saturday, March 24, 2018.

We discourage the use of any unhealthy “tricks”, including, but not limited to:

  • Deliberate weight gain (before, during or after the challenge)

  • Starvation, or eating fewer calories each day than your doctor recommends

  • Excessive exercise, or exercise that exceeds your doctor’s recommended amount in terms of type, frequency and duration

  • Water deprivation or unusual water consumption

You may not have bariatric surgery during your challenge or within one year prior to the challenge start date. You may not have liposuction or any other surgery that causes your weight to decrease by more than 5 pounds, regardless whether weight loss was the intended purpose of the surgery, during your challenge.

As the exclusive Charlotte County Healthy for Good American Heart Association cause partner, Bayfront Health aims to improve the lives of members of our community through public education and awareness that cardiovascular diseases and stroke are largely preventable. Risks can be lowered by: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.

Make sure you consult your doctor regarding any medical issues that may impact your readiness or ability to lose weight in the challenge. For more information and official rules, please stop by Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center in Punta Gorda, call 941-637-2450.

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