Friday, September 24, 2010

MGH continues to Be Fit

BE FITTERS: MGH Cardiology’s team of participants from Be Fit 21

More than 3,500 MGHers have tracked their weekly food and exercise, attended rallies where relaxation exercises are practiced and met with personal trainers to develop their overall fitness levels through the MGH Be Fit program now in its 22nd cycle. Be Fit 22 began Sept. 13 and includes 101 Merrimac Street's "Don't Slack with Merrimac," Obstetrics and Patient Care Services' "Be-Flabuless," Public Affairs' "Fit Fans," the Center for Human Genetic Research's "Skinny Genes," Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery's "Jaw Breakers," and the MGH Institute of Health Professions' "We Give a Fit."

Be Fit 21 recently completed its cycle with six teams participating Ð Human Resources' "Bye, Bye, BMI," MGH Imaging's "Calorie Counting Cougars," Cardiology's "BFFs," 165 Cambridge Street's "Beacon Hill Go Getters," the MGH Cancer Center's "Tummy Suppressors," and the MGH Transplant Center's "America's Next Transplant Models." Collectively, Be Fit 21 lost a total of 564.4 pounds.

Throughout October, the MGH Be Fit program and the Blood Donor Center have teamed up to host the annual Be Fit Blood Drive Challenge. All current and past Be Fit teams are encouraged to enter their team or department to donate blood during the month. The team that donates the most will receive a catered Be Fit/Choose Well Eat Well meal for all who participated. Participating teams must register by Sept. 27.

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