{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "We're thinking of rolling out a weight loss competition company wide as part of our Health and Wellness month. Has anyone done something like this at their company and if so, is there an app that you recommend using? We want to keep people's actual weight loss amount confidential - we would love something that would record their percentage lost instead! Thanks in advance for any tips!\n", "post_id": "605234b82db957001b505697", "reply_count": 9, "vote_count": 0, "bowl_id": "5682e6afd55b9e0f00fce669", "bowl_name": "Human Resources" }

We're thinking of rolling out a weight loss competition company wide as part of our Health and Wellness month. Has anyone done something like this at their company and if so, is there an app that you recommend using? We want to keep people's actual weight loss amount confidential - we would love something that would record their percentage lost instead! Thanks in advance for any tips!

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

As a working mother with two young children, I think this is an insensitive, strange, triggering, and alienating challenge to have done in the workplace. My office does walking challenges - get a team, log your daily 15 minutes, and connect with some people you wouldn't otherwise. The team with the most days walked at the end of the month gets a prize. It centers movement along with team connection. Weight loss cannot be standardized and should not be a competition.

like

Rewarding people for reducing the size of their bodies is not creative or productive. It also does not account for unhealthy methods used to reduce weight, like food restriction, or true healthful practices, like gaining muscle.

like

Be careful, if you have folx struggling with eating disorders you may be exacerbating their struggles. Wellness programs should be individualized and can have points and incentives for folx but doing a competition can have extreme negative impacts that could cost more for your health care costs.

like

Also due to body types and composition, men have the advantage in these competitions and disadvantage women.

like

I agree with Google1. I think those competitions have a more negative impact on people. Not everybody wants to participate in them, people have their own healthy habits outside of work or not. A weight loss challenge at work is not going to change that for them. And I especially agree with Google1 on having a negative impact on body image. Not a good idea!

like

Very much discourage this. You can support well being through behaviors (getting enough sleep, active minutes or mindful minutes, drinking water, eating fruits and veggies) without tying to weight. As Google 1 said, you may have people in recovery from or actively struggling with eating disorders.

like

Would also recommend not implementing this in order to reduce stigma about bodies having to look a certain way in order to be healthy and to not trigger employees who are currently or were previously struggling with eating or body image issues. An alternative could be focusing on mindfulness (like meditation/rest) - Whoop rewards employees with a bonus for getting 8+ hours of sleep per night. You could maybe do a competition to encourage outdoor activity in whichever form it may be preferred (like counting steps, or counting minutes doing some sort of outdoor yoga, running, meditation, etc).

like

Did it at MasterCard using Virgin pulse!

Related Posts

Just bought the new HP Spectre x360! What insurance/extended warranty should I get? HP Care Pack, Geek Squad, Square Trade, or WorthAve?

like

Hey! — one of our portfolio companies in the healthcare space is looking for someone to build out its customer success function. Looking for senior manager/principal, healthcare exp required, dm me!

likesmarthelpful

I almost got out of Pharma... A CD from a Consumer agency doing solid work reached out, and I was so excited thinking I could finally do the kind of work I love. Then they told me they will fill the position with a current employee. I played it cool, but I can’t deny I felt frustrated. I don’t wanna do healthcare, but it seems like it’s the only thing available in NYC nowadays. I also don’t have many connections in this city. So, IF you need an ACD/Art (full-time or FL-to-perm), let’s chat! 🙌🏻

likesmart

I graduated in May 2020 and found myself excepting a Junior Art Director position in Healthcare. I never saw myself in health but with many agencies having hiring freezes I decided to get some experience and save up some money in the meantime. Fast forward one year; I’ve added a new campaign to my website and I’m starting to apply to consumer agencies again.  Any tips to help me make the transition? Any place to avoid? Who have you noticed is hiring again? Thanks in advance :)

like

Is it worth pursuing the Specialist consultant track at McKinsey? A recruiter reached out to me regarding a role in healthcare. Currently have 5 YOE, no MBA, am a SC at D.

like

Has anyone made the jump from Healthcare Consulting into Cloud Healthcare (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)? Any tips/certifications you found helpful?

like

Has anyone ever used a corporate code from a former employer for a personal car rental and had any issues? I don’t work for this company anymore but I still have their code/rental link for leisure car rentals and it works. Just nervous to book, especially considering insurance in case something happens.

like

Do all therapists use the line, “I’m not taking any new patients at this time.” When they don’t want to see someone?! I found someone who would be perfect and got that line. Seems like I’ve gotten that line every time I’ve reached out to a counselor… has anyone successfully gotten past that barrier? Do they not want to take on someone who has insurance and would rather get the full bill rate in cash?

like

I find myself constantly judging and critiquing my husband over stupid things and picking fights. I don’t know why I am doing this and how I can control it but It’s impacting my mental health and it will in the long term impact our marriage if I keep doing it :(

likehelpful

How are EY India's Health Plan Choices? How much coverage they provide? I am about to start working with EY India, so if they provide a good coverage then I will stick to their plan, otherwise I will start investigating health plans outside.

like

Are LIC Policies Jeevan Lakshya and Jeevan Labh good from an investment and insurance POV? 25 lakh rs policy pays 67lakh after 25y on maturity. Premium paid is 1.2 lakh for 23&16y resp. Suggestions

like

Which is your preferred company for renter’s insurance? Considering Lemonade due to the low price, but should you just go with the big players? (Geico, State Farm, etc).

like

Saw over 15% jump for homeowners insurance vs last year’s same policy. Is this due to high material cost or what? Is this widespread impact on home insurance premiums?

like

Anyone have any tips for switching from midsized to firm to big law in Chicago? Litigation, non equity partner that is going nowhere at my current firm. Doing insurance defense but have significant trial, deposition and discovery experience.

Is 1.68 for a townhouse is expensive for house hold income ~600k? we can do 20% down. I am just nervous as we are in the hook for $7.5k mortgage every month including property tax, hoa and insurance. Just can’t seem to decide or let go!

like

Speaking of boutique firms. What's the name of the trendy millennial one with crazy health benefits that was ranked #1 recently for fun and WLB? I think it was in PA and did primarily healthcare...

like

I find it really hard to drink water but drink ton of Gatorade. Is this going to hurt my health?

like

I want to take a mental health day but feel bad using a sick day for it

Are there any folks at Accenture Federal that would be willing to DM and share about cool projects focused on Healthcare Analytics at AFS? Joining soon and would love to network in advance.

like

I feel like I am losing my language and articulation skills day by day and there seems to be nothing I can do about it. Is anyone on the same boat? Can it be because of health issues?

like

Additional Posts

My therapist just told me I'm depressed..do you ever feel like they tell you things you hear a lot or could have figured out on your own? Like take care of yourself, it's ok to feel such and such, etc. I'm still newer to therapy so wondering if that's the common experience? Do you ever have moments where you're like wow that actually is eye opening and I wouldn't have gotten that from reading self help books and websites etc?

like

SA at K. Was approached for Manager role at EY in FSO - FSRM. 6+ years exp, and been working as a manager (w/o the title) at K. Will they come through with the manager offer or try to get me in as SA?

like

Been @ EY a month (frm PWC) as a sr. D wants to bring me in as a M (random LinkedIn post). What salary range should I expect? I said I need 150-175k. Realistic for 7yrs, 4yr consulting non target MBA?

like

Have any US 🐠 gone abroad for their MBA? Looking at LBS / HEC. Pros, cons? Not looking to exit into MBB, FAANG.

like

Hey all, would love some advice. I’m a Business Analyst with 5 YOE and minimal technical skills. And I’m really unhappy where I’m at. Very underpaid, and feel like I’m limited in job opportunities. I want to become more technical but no idea where to even start! I was thinking about starting with a certification but most seems really tough to learn as a newbie. Any guidance/advice on which certs to look at? Was thinking AWS cloud practitioner as a starting point? Any help welcomed!!

like

I like my job, but being on vacation is so much better. 😎

like

I need some classroom management ideas for middle school kiddos. I've tried everything in my bag of tricks and my students are constantly off task and disruptive.

likesmart

I have been offered an internship for Equity Research role for 2 months. Based on my performance, I'll be on boarded full time. However, they are not letting me know the salary range I can expect once the internship ends. How can I negotiate a salary as per my expectations?

like

Just bought the new HP Spectre x360! What insurance/extended warranty should I get? HP Care Pack, Geek Squad, Square Trade, or WorthAve?

like

Poll cause I'm curious.... Which company has the highest bonus for getting the CISSP?

like

Hey! — one of our portfolio companies in the healthcare space is looking for someone to build out its customer success function. Looking for senior manager/principal, healthcare exp required, dm me!

likesmarthelpful

Just joined Accenture and went through day 1 onboarding. They mentioned I gotta use the corporate Amex but I've heard of people using their personal cards for booking travel/hotels. Is that "allowed"?

like

Just used points to book first class tickets to Hawaii for my boo and I next month! Feels so good to finally fly somewhere I want to go without paying for it!

like

Screen sharing with an ultrawide / 4K monitor - what’s everyone’s experience like? In the past I tried to screen share with a 1440p monitor and people would complain my screen was too small so I have a secondary 1080p monitor that use exclusively for screen sharing. I’d love to move to either an ultrawide or just upgrade the 1080p monitor to a 4K one but am worried I’ll have the same issues it appearing small on the other persons end. Anyone have any suggestions?

like

Anyone ever negotiated preferred method of travel (ie biz class) into their compensation negotiations? Curious as to how this was received by mgmt

like

Does EYP offer new hires any kind of WFH stipend?

like

“He stopped using emojis in his slack messages... he’s going to resign isn’t he”

likefunnyuplifting

How are your “support functions” (HR, marketing, finance, etc) treated? We are second class citizens, with less: training, growth opportunities, inclusion in firm leadership calls/gatherings, etc.

likehelpful

FDD at shop like Houlihan, A&M, etc. or data analytics at a B4 firm within the deals/TS space? Does one set me up better in the long run? Interested in both and long term career goals are fluid at this point in my career.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal