Arbour-Fuller Hospital returns for its third year of participation the “Shape Up the Nation” campaign with a strong total of 56 participants in the 10-week program. “Shape Up the Nation” is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, weight loss or maintenance through healthy eating and physical activity.
A total of six teams have been formed and will be competing with one another over the course of the program. In addition, the staff has created incentives for individuals, teams and entire groups.
There will be a prize for the walker with the highest total of steps for the program, there will be an award to the team which has the highest average steps per team member, and if the total combined steps for all participants equal or exceed 5,200,000 (the equivalent steps needed to walk from Providence to Los Angeles (2,582 miles), there will be a raffle drawing from the participant pool. A map of the U.S. will be posted in the employee lounge to monitor progress and teams will be listed to monitor their progress as well.
“Shape Up The Nation” was founded in 2006 by Brad Weinberg and Rajiv Kumar during medical school at Brown University. The founders discovered those most successful at achieving their health goals and maintaining that success used their social network to create a supportive environment.