Losers win in this game - that is, the Lighten Up Lenoir challenge. The program is designed for teams of four to encourage their fellow teammates to make lifestyle changes so they can lose weight and get fit.
Sponsored by Lenoir Memorial Hospital, the program attracts people wanting to lose a little to a lot of weight and get physically fit.
Some have joined because their family history is laced with medical problems like diabetes and heart attacks. Others are tired of being tired, overweight and physically unfit.
“The biggest win is to lose a few pounds,” said Constance Hengel, LMH’s director of Community Programming and Development. “… It’s really about doing it for the right
reasons, and that is to slim down and get healthier.”