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Va. State Workers Kick Off Weight-Loss Challenge

The AP via YellowBrix

February 09, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. – State workers have started a team competition to lose weight.

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday kicked off the “Governors Challenge 2010” program aimed at reducing obesity among the state’s 110,000 employees. An estimated 70 percent of them are considered overweight or obese, according to state officials.

State officials also hope the program will encourage other Virginians to lose weight.

The competition asks employees to form four-member teams and will track their progress before a final weigh-in on May 19. The goal is for each person to lose an average of 10 pounds.

Six chronic health conditions related to obesity, including diabetes and coronary artery disease, represent about 27 percent of all inpatient hospital costs for the state health benefits program.

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    hbg522

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    good luck to all

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

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    Best of luck everyone.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    SOUNDS LIKE FUN GREAT IDEA

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    revCCBeasley

    over 4 years ago

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    Alright NOW!!!

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    hydhejr

    over 4 years ago

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    Sounds good. This will benefit both, the Worker's health and the State's Money.
    A win win situation if achieved.

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    dolphinblue

    over 4 years ago

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    Great challenge.

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    Straightshooter

    over 4 years ago

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    Best of luck to you all.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

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    That's awesome! Good luck to all of them.

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