Forrester Wellness Center at Clay County Memorial Hospital will host its annual Biggest Body Fat Loser Challenge beginning in January 2012.
Loosely based on the popular NBC reality show “The Biggest Loser” the program is aimed at losing body fat rather than weight. The eight-week contest allows participants to work out at their own pace. There is a cash prize for the person who loses the most body fat.
Rules for the challenge are as follows:
- Each participant must be a resident of Clay County.
- Each participant must fill out a registration and release form prior to participation, acknowledging that Clay County Memorial Hospital is not responsible for injury during participation.
The challenge begins Jan. 3-4 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. with an initial weigh-in. The final weigh-in is set for Feb. 28, from 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
CCMH recommends a total body workout for getting rid of belly fat. Pilates movements, squats, lunges, compound exercises and good old-fashioned pushups are all very effective for the stomach, using core muscles to support weight.
Participants will also want to combine a source of protein and a complex carbohydrate with every meal. Or, substitute “good fats”, such as nuts, seeds and foods made with olive oil in place of carbs.
Five to six small meals a day, every two to three hours, is the best way to go. The body digests food more efficiently this way, and participants are less likely to succumb to sugary snacks.
Water also is important. CCMH suggests participants cut out soda and juices, replacing them with water.
For more information, contact the CCMH Wellness Department at (940) 235-1218, or by email. Wellness Committee e-mails are:
Visit CCMH online at www.ccmhospital.com, or in person at 310 W. South St., Henrietta, Texas 76365.