When the weather gets colder, the days get shorter and baked goods begin appearing in abundance, we know the holiday season is approaching – but did you know the average person puts on 1 to 5 pounds during the holiday season? While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose the extra weight and, year after year, those pesky holiday pounds can really add up.
In the spirit of living compassionately and supporting our Texas Children’s employees in staying healthy during the holiday season, your Employee Health and Well-Being team is launching Maintain Don’t Gain: an eight-week holiday challenge designed to provide participants with the motivation, tips, and accountability to maintain their weight during a time of year when it is often harder to eat healthy foods and fit in exercise.
Maintain Don’t Gain will run from Monday, November 12, to Friday, January 4.
The goal of the challenge is to maintain your weight, lose weight, or gain two pounds or less during the holiday season. Participants will receive a tracking form to stay accountable during the challenge and motivational tips to help keep them from overindulging this holiday season. Participants who maintain their weight, lose weight, or gain two pounds or less during the holiday season will receive a red leather Texas Children’s journal. Additional information about the challenge is available on the Well-Being site on Connect.
Ready to take the challenge? Click here to register.
Check the schedule below to find out when your confidential weigh-in is at your Texas Children’s location:
Texas Children’s Medical Center Employee Health & Wellness Center, Abercrombie Building, 5th Floor
Monday, November 5 | 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, November 7 | noon to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Monday, November 12 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CBO Large Conference Room
Monday, November 5 | 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Health Plan, 8th Floor, Office 842
Tuesday, November 6 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meyer Building, HR Conference Center, Room 3
Wednesday, November 7 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
John P. McGovern, Nabisco Oreo Cookie Room 01.1032
Wednesday, November 7 | 10 a.m. to noon
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Employee Health
Thursday, November 8 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, November 13 | 8 a.m. to noon
Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Employee Health
Friday, November 9 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, November 12 | 8 a.m. to noon
Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Urgent Care
Contact the Wellness Ambassador in your area.
Remote Locations Visit the Well-being page on Connect for details.
Let’s amplify unity among our colleagues and encourage each other to “Maintain, Don’t Gain” for a happy and healthy holiday season!