Dr. Robin Dunkley

Keep that holiday weight off

The free contest has been created as a way for people to work on maintaining their weight during the holidays.

With the holiday season well on its way, a friendly community contest is here to help encourage people to not gain any extra stuffing.

The Holiday Hold ‘Em contest is a joint partnership between Back to Back Chiropractic, CrossFit Vancouver Island and H’ulh-etun Health Society.

The free contest has been created as a way for people to work on maintaining their weight during the holidays.

“Our goal is for for people to stay healthy before they are brought here by New Year’s resolutions,” said Dr. Robin Dunkley of Back to Back Chiropractic.

Langford resident, Lisa Levesque has already signed up to be a part of the challenge.

“I struggle with my weight every year,” Levesque said. “I want to maintain my weight if not lose some weight over the holidays.”

Even before the challenge Levesque said she has been watching what she is eating and exercising often. By entering the contest she said the weigh-ins will help keep her on track and the potential for prizes will motivate her too.

“I have to resist all the temptations and watch my portion control,” Levesque said. “The worst thing would be to gain weight over Christmas.”

The initial weigh-ins begin Dec. 1 and will be offered at Back to Back Chiropractic, CrossFit Vancouver Island and H’ulh-etun Health Society.

During the course of the contest two more weigh-ins will be facilitated in January and February.

“I think not having the pressure to lose the weight can alleviate the stress,” said Dr. Stefan Rabnett of Back to Back Chiropractic.

At each weigh-in each time the participant either maintains their weight or losses some weight they will receive a ballot to enter in the draw for the four grand prizes. If a participant gains weight at the first weigh-in but maintains it at the second they will still get a ballot.

The prizes include an iPad, $500 gift card to The Market on Millstream, $500 health and wellness package at Back to Back Chiropractic, and a one year membership to CrossFit Vancouver Island.

“My advice is for people to keep moving. Go for a walk and when it’s crappy outside walk in the mall, but don’t go to the food court,” said Dr. Cindy Matthew of Back to Back Chiropractic.

All participants will also be offered a free month of classes at CrossFit Vancouver Island.

For more information or book a weigh-in call Back to Back Chiropractic at 250-391-8761.





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