Hospital, City Agree to Weight-Loss Challenge
By WestKyStar Staff
MURRAY, KY - In an effort to promote healthy lifestyle changes, Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) recently started an internal wellness program called 'Walk It Off'. The program encourages MCCH employees to work together to inspire one another to increase physical activity levels and make better food choices.
Just recently, Murray-Calloway County Hospital challenged the City of Murray and Mayor Bill Wells to a 6-week physical activity and weight loss challenge. The City of Murray employees will compete against MCCH employees. The organization with the highest percent of enrolled participants to complete the 6-week program will take home the Walk It Off traveling trophy to display all year.
Prizes will be awarded to one participant from the city and the hospital that has the highest percent of weight loss. All participants who complete the 6 week challenge will be entered into prize drawings.
“Creating a healthy competition between the City of Murray and our employees is just another incentive to encourage people to make lifestyle changes and work harder towards their wellness goals,” says Keena Miller, Director of the Center for Health & Wellness.
The Walk It Off program is just another example of how Murray-Calloway County Hospital focuses on the importance of wellness for a healthy lifestyle. For more information about the Walk It Off program, contact the Marketing Department at 270-762-1381.