Teams

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Registration/Website

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Weigh-ins

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Prizes and Eligibility

Prizes are offered through the LHA Research & Education Foundation to encourage participation.

Grand Prizes for Individuals (4 Individuals): Prizes will be awarded to the female and male who lose the most weight by pounds and the female and male who lose the most weight based on percentage of body weight lost.

Achievement Prize/Local Winners (1 Individual Per Hospital Team): Each hospital that registers a team will have one winner. This is the individual on the hospital’s team (staff, family, friend, community partner, etc.) who loses the most weight based on percentage of body weight lost.

Hospital Grand Prize (4 Hospitals): Four hospital grand prizes of $4,000 each will be awarded to the hospitals (one in each of four bed size categories) that have the greatest overall team weight loss based on percentage of body weight lost.

Community Outreach Prize (1 Hospital): A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the hospital whose Community Partners (local businesses and organizations) have the greatest overall weight loss based on percentage of body weight lost.

In case of a tie in any category, the names of the tied individuals or hospitals will go into a drawing, and one winner will be selected.

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculation

The body mass index (BMI) uses your height and weight to determine if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese (very overweight). BMI may be used for adults between 19 and 70 years of age. Do not use BMI if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, a competitive athlete, a bodybuilder, a child, or an elderly person who is frail and inactive.

To calculate your BMI, you can use the calculator on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website: BMI Calculator

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