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C’mon Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, Let’s Shape Up!

If you are in central or north Queensland, here is an added incentive to get your work colleagues to sit less and move more. The Mackay and Central Queensland Hospital and Health services are encouraging their population to get involved in a great community challenge with some healthy competition. Read on to find out how the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday regions are promoting people to get involved. C’mon Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, Let’s Shape Up! and show Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) we are the rightful owners to the title of healthiest regional community in Queensland. Help us by joining the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS) vs CQHHS health challenge. Count your steps, reduce your waist circumference and kilos, and make bite-sized changes towards a healthier lifestyle, you could even win a $3,000 Mackay City Centre incentive prize for an individual who makes the most overall improvement to their waist measurement, kilograms, and steps. So to be in the draw you need to be signed up as a Mackay hospital and Health Service challenge participant and regularly log your waist measurements, kilos, and steps. Why not inspire your workplace tribe, become a health challenge coordinator in your workplace, and encourage your colleagues to join you…

In the news…

We’re constantly seeing articles posted on the world wide web in support of lessening sitting time in workplaces. This is a round up of what we’ve stumbled across lately. The Washington Post wrote a scientific review on the risks of too much sitting. CBS News recently reported on the dangers of prolonged sitting, busting the myth that regular exercise is all you need for optimal health. The Alternative Daily lists a whopping 48 ways to move more at work.

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