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Lighten Up 4 Life Coordinator’s Guide

Welcome to Saint Barnabas’ Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge! It’s time to show that your organization’s teams have what it takes to win and get healthier. We encourage organizations to sign up and take the challenge and help your employees work toward a healthy body weight.

Throughout the year-long program, Lighten Up 4 Life (LU4L) will help educate participants about the importance of how maintaining a healthy body weight can improve their health and reduce their risk of developing certain chronic diseases and life-threatening conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke.

Organizations and the community at-large are invited to form teams that will compete for prizes every 16 weeks as well as grand prizes to lose the greatest percentage of body weight. Registration is ongoing so participants are encouraged to sign up at anytime throughout the year. There is no limit to the number of teams you can have from your organization and you can form as many teams as you’d like to compete.

How to Start
As a LU4L Coordinator, you can rally your business colleagues and friends to form teams of four. These teams will compete with each other to lose the greatest percentage of body weight.  Teams choose their own weight loss and exercise plan but many helpful diet and exercise resources can be found at lightenup4life.com.

Remember as a coordinator you are cheerleaders for team participation!
As Coordinators can help organize healthy lunch groups, walking groups and goal setting for your teams. To help you with resources available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center email Sally Malech SMalech@barnabashealth.org

Start: Tell your teams to sign up by visiting lightenup4life.com they will need the following information to register their team (teams of 4 only):

  • Names, email addresses, team name (Be as creative or silly as you please!) and phone numbers of all four participating team members to fill out the registration form.
  • Once all their information is submitted on the registration form, their email address will become their Lighten Up 4 Life Unique ID.
  • They will use this Unique ID each time they submit their weight and to be eligible to win prizes.


How to Track
How to Submit Your Weight:

  • Each individual will submit their weight using the “Submit Your Weight” button found on the lightenup4life.com homepage. (One team member or coordinators can submit weights for each team member).

The best results happen when coordinators remind participants about weigh-in dates and encourage participants to weigh themselves on the same scale every month to insure consistent weighing throughout the competition. Some organizations supply a scale or scales.

Weight submission dates 2012:
1st 16 week session
Final Weigh-in for the first 16-week session is May 11, 2012.
Note: For participants to be eligible for prizes they need to submit their weight at least once a month.

2nd 16 week session
Final Weigh-in for the second 16-week session is September 7, 2012.
Note: For participants to be eligible for prizes they need to submit their weight at least once a month.

3rd & Final 16 week session
Final Weigh-in for the second 16-week session is December 14, 2012.
Note: For participants to be eligible for prizes they need to submit their weight at least once a month.

Remember confidentiality is important! All participant information should be kept confidential.

Lighten Up 4 Life Team Challenge Marketing Materials

  • Lighten Up 4 Life Announcement Letter for employees- Use this letter to announce the Lighten Up 4 Life Program to your employees. You can use it as a letter or copy and send it out in an email.

For more information contact Sally Malech at 973.322.5441 or via email at SMalech@barnabashealth.org .

LU4L Employee Announcement Letter

 

Barnabas Health Legal Disclaimers

 



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