Way to a Better Life Contest 2019

Registration will be limited to the first 150 registrants. Eligible contestants will have a chance to win cash and other prizes! Prize values will be determined by the number of contestants.


Also included with entry fee: cholesterol screenings, glucose testing (blood sugar), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Composition Analysis (Body Fat %), Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), waist circumference measurements, nutrition and exercise challenges.

 

 

Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle:

 

In order to encourage participants to incorporate a greater balance of health and wellness, the contest focuses on adopting healthier habits that contribute to better overall health with emphasis on health behaviors. We recognize that weight loss is one aspect of improving health and we encourage participants to engage in a HEALTHY weight loss program that includes a balanced nutritional diet and exercise. We STRONGLY discourage extreme dieting which includes severely limiting your caloric intake, eliminating entire food groups or using diet pills/supplements. Engaging in extreme dieting could result in disqualification from contest prizes. A weekly weight loss total ≥5.0% of the contestants total body weight will not be counted toward overall contest totals.

 

Contest Rules:
  • The Way to a Better Life Contest will run from January 17—April 25, 2019.

  • Each contestant MUST BE 18 years of age or older before January 17, 2019.

  • Each contestant MUST provide a completed and signed entry/disclaimer.

  • Each contestant may pay his/her non-refundable fee by cash or check. All forms and payment must be received no later than January 17, 2019.

  • Contest Kickoff/Initial Weigh-In/Pre-Assessment will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 between 5:30pm-7:30 pm at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center (8015 S. 2200 W.) Contestants may come anytime during that block of time.

  • Each contestant must weigh-in weekly on Thursday’s (January 17 - April 18) between 5:30pm-7:30 pm. Refer to calendar for further details regarding weigh-ins.

  • Contestants are allowed to miss 5 weigh-ins to still be eligible for prizes. If contestants miss more than 5 weigh-ins, they are ineligible for the Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 prizes but are still encouraged to participate in the duration of the contest.

  • Occasionally if contestants are unable to attend a Thursday night weigh-in they may make an appointment for an alternate weigh-in earlier in the week with a Healthy Community staff member at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s South Redwood Public Health Center (7971 S. 1825 W.) To schedule an appointment please call or email:

  • The Final Weigh-In and Post-Assessment will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center (8015 S. 2200 W.) Contestants may come anytime during that block of time.

  • If you are unable to attend the Final Weigh-In on April 18, 2019 you may make other arrangements to weigh in BEFORE the Final Weigh-In with a Healthy Community staff member at the Salt Lake County Health Department. Post-Assessments can also be completed with the exception of cholesterol and glucose testing.

  • Each contestant is encouraged to consult a physician and engage in healthy and safe weight loss. Any extreme dieting and participation without consulting a physician is strongly discouraged and may result in disqualification from the contest.

  • Body Composition/Body Fat Percentage Measurements will be taken at 4 intervals during the contest.

  • Contestants who have paid their fee, complied with all rules, and have not missed more than 5 weigh-ins are eligible to win prizes. Prize Winnings will be divided into men and women for 2 of the 3 categories:

    • Category 1: Weight Loss Percentage - Top 3 Males and Top 3 Female

    • Category 2: Highest Point Totals - Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females with Highest Points

    • Category 3: Point Total Tiers (Random Drawing) - 3 Individuals for the Higher Point Tier and 3 Individuals for the Lower Point Tier (previous category winners will be excluded. Must be present to win)

    • Random small prize drawings will be held throughout the contest for attending weekly weigh-ins and the contest finale.

  • Winners will be announced at the Finale on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center (8015 S. 2200 W.)

 

ALL DECISIONS BY THE HEALTHY WEST JORDAN COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.

 

All materials or information given and provided in conjunction with the Way to a Better Life contest are intended for general information purposes only. Under no circumstances are they intended, nor should they be construed, as a substitute for professional health advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. Consult your physician before you begin any nutrition, exercise, or dietary program. If you have a medical problem, please contact your doctor or healthcare professional.

 

For more information about the Way to a Better Life Contest and other Healthy West Jordan events find us on:

 

facebook.com/HealthyWestJordan

healthywestjordan.blogspot.com

 

Questions? Email us: healthywestjordan@gmail.com

Introduction:

 

Welcome to the 2019 Way to a Better Life Contest. We hope this will be a positive experience in helping you improve your health. Even though this contest is relatively short in duration we hope this contest will be a catalyst for you to make improvements to your daily eating and exercise habits. The overall goal of this contest is to help you create permanent lifestyle changes that will continue long AFTER the contest ends.

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