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Weight-loss challengers drop 1,000 pounds

MUSC’s Healthy Charleston Challenge Weight-loss Program is a 12-week weight loss and activity competition designed to help individuals develop regular exercise habits, lose weight and adopt healthier lifestyle changes to achieve personal success.
The program, which runs from Jan. 14 to March 27, features 11 sponsored challenge teams with 63 participants. Teams participate in weekly weigh-ins, presentations and health education sessions and group workouts, as well as individual training. The team posting the highest total percentage of body weight lost (BWL) at the end of the competition will be the winners.
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1. Boot Camp
Total percent BWL: 10.33 percent; total pounds lost: 168.6

2. MUSC Weight Management
Total percent BWL: 9.14 percent; total pounds lost: 129.8

3. Anderson Insurance
Total percent BWL: 8.83 percent; total pounds lost: 61.8pounds lost: 123.2

4. Charleston County Parks
Total percent BWL: 8.64 percent; total pounds lost: 110.4

5. Access Healthcare
Total percent BWL: 6.41 percent; total pounds lost: 101.6

6. Center for Therapeutic Massage
Total percent BWL: 5.36 percent; total pounds lost: 87.4

7. American Cancer Society
Total percent BWL: 5.26 percent; total pounds lost: 72.4

8. Marine Repair Services
Total percent BWL: 5.04 percent; total pounds lost: 80.4

9. Jason’s Deli
Total percent BWL: 5.00 percent; total pounds lost: 74.6

10. Meal Week
Total percent BWL: 4.68 percent; total pounds lost: 66.6

11. Sportsman Shop
Total percent BWL: 4.19 percent; total pounds lost: 67.8

Editor's note: Results as of March 6. Total loss in pounds is 1,082.8


Friday, March 14, 2008
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