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Hometown Wellness Showdown results

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  October 15, 2012 03:10 PM

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Congratulations to all 2,513 of you who participated in our challenge with Lose It and 30+ area YMCAs!

You all did some serious work, but in the end, the town of Marblehead gets the name of "healthiest town in Eastern Massachusetts" while the Lynch/ van Otterloo YMCA (in Marblehead) won the battle on the Y side of the competition.

Here are some more of your impressive stats:
Total weight lost: 1,924.29
Total calories burned: 5,076,692
Total points: 339,767

Here's the final breakdown and scores for the top towns and YMCAs: (Check here for all the final scores, which will be up for one more day)

1. Marblehead 24,761
2. Salem 21,248
3. Melrose 15,685
4. Beverly 12,643
5. Lynn 12,116

1. Lync/van Otterloo (Marblehead) 37,044
2. Mill Pond (Hanover) 18,130
3. Salem 17,505
4. Greater Beverly 15,838
5. Melrose Family 14,735

Nice job, everyone! Many congrats to the winners!

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


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