In an initiative to bring awareness to the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle choices, Total Access Urgent Care recently held an in-house "Biggest Loser" competition from April 1 – June 1. This contest was designed to promote health and awareness since excess weight is correlated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Seventeen staff members participated, each paying $10 toward the grand prize. Dr. Matthew Bruckel, founder of Total Access Urgent Care, matched the $170 and brought the grand prize total to $340.
In only eight weeks, the competitors lost a total of 112.75 pounds!
The grand prize went to Ed Craig, whose starting weight was 223.5 pounds and ending weight was 192.5 pounds. Ed lost a total of 31 pounds – nearly 14% of his starting bodyweight. Congratulations, Ed! Ed's secret to success was managing his caloric intake and drinking lots of water. He now craves healthy options, and his favorite snack is red peppers and peanut butter.
Contact Total Access Urgent Care today at (314) 656-7899 for fast, friendly and affordable urgent care services in the Greater St. Louis area.