On the heels of the recent The Biggest Loser Community Challenge, led by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, the public have a second opportunity to join in with The Biggest Loser Community Challenge, presented this time by Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) in partnership with NBC’s The Biggest Loser. As part of this challenge, former contestant Sonya Jones will be hosting three live forums at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 28 to further educate and encourage the public to take the first step toward a journey to health and wellness.
Join Sonya Jones at one of these upcoming live events to learn about her journey to health and wellness. Three presentations will be held on Thursday, July 28 in the Auditorium at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, located at 503 North Maple Street in Effingham. The first two presentations are Lunch & Learn events at 11:30 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-1 p.m. Lunch & Learn attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch or visit the hospital Cafeteria prior to the event and bring their lunch. The evening event starts at 6 p.m. Therapists and dietitians from St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital will also be available that evening to provide educational exercise tips and nutritional advice, respectively.
The Biggest Loser Community Challenge is an exciting, national wellness initiative that has launched across the country and area communities are invited to join the journey. Created for people of all fitness levels, the experience inspires communities served by HSHS to get moving, eat better and have fun! HSHS invites community members to join the online health and wellness challenge.
Participants earn points for each minute of activity they engage in, as well as additional points for completing weekly tasks and logging additional challenge activities designed to improve nutrition and overall wellness. Each participant have access to their own private wellness account and mobile app, where they can journal challenge activities, access weekly health guidance and keep their eye on friends and competitors on live leaderboards. All personal information, including weight, is not disclosed to other participants. Prize drawings occur each week, including a trip to one of The Biggest Loser Resorts!
While this eight-week Biggest Loser Community Challenge began June 13, it is never too late to begin your health and wellness journey! Those who sign up for the challenge, even past the midway point, will still have access to all the past weekly motivation and nutrition tips from trainer, Dolvett Quince, for eight weeks past the conclusion of the challenge.
More information, registration and key dates can be found online at www.hshschallenge.com. By signing up after July 4, there is a discounted cost of $10.50 for the remainder of the eight-week challenge (concluding on August 5), if you use the code: HSHSBLCC.
“HSHS Medical Group is excited to be the organizing sponsor of the Biggest Loser Community Challenge. The Medical Group has a mission to promote health and wellness across central and southern Illinois. We encourage everyone to join the journey to personal health and wellness,” states Sonya Jones, Outreach Representative, HSHS Medical Group and Biggest Loser Season 16 Finalist.
Jones joined HSHS Medical Group, the physician organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), as an Outreach Representative in February 2016. Her primary focus is a health and wellness advocate on behalf of HSHS Medical Group, as well as a spokesperson for key service lines such as Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group and LeadWell Corporate Health and Wellness.
Jones was a finalist of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Season 16, losing the title of The Biggest Loser only by .01%, the closest margin of loss in the show’s history. As a result of her experience on the show, she successfully manages weight loss and personal fitness, and no longer at risk for diabetes.
For more information on the forums on July 28, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hshschallenge.com for details on how to join the Biggest Loser Community Challenge. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 14 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About HSHS Medical Group
HSHS Medical Group is the physician organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Launched in 2008, HSHS Medical Group is a critical component of the HSHS Care Integration strategy, which focuses on bringing physicians, technology and patients together to improve the overall health of our communities. Today, HSHS Medical Group is comprised of over 1,000 colleagues in locations throughout central and southern Illinois. HSHS Medical Group is powered by the Franciscan history of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and our faith-based identity led us to the single most important tenet of the HSHS Medical Group philosophy — patient-first care.