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Team Lean Challenge begins again at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Team Lean Challenge returns to Eglin with online enrollment in February.

The theme is "Cleared for Take Off," and focuses on clearing the way for permanent healthy lifestyle changes which can"take off" your unwanted pounds.

The program is designed to help military and civilian personnel develop healthier lifestyles. Utilizing the Health Risk Appraisal tool available at the Wellness Support Center website, www.afmcwellness.com , the TLC begins with a simple assessment of each participant's overall health.

Once members join the site, it will be their central source for information on the four dimensions of wellness, as well as a place to enroll in TLC, log activities and accumulate wellness points and receive incentives.

After enrollment, participants officially weigh in. The challenge runs March 1 to May 21, allowing participants the time to instill good habits, build a routine and lose weight in a safe, healthy manner.

The intent of TLC is to also foster the AFMC Wingman concept by encouraging participants to work together as a team to achieve their goals; each team will consist of five members. As an official participant, you should plan to access the website often to log your weight, chat with team members, and view ongoing TLC information.

TLC participants will receive 50 incentive points for enrolling in the TLC and 100 points for completing the TLC with a final weigh-in in May.

At each base, awards will be given to the top three teams with the highest percentage of weight loss, the winning unit and a winning individual.

Official TLC weigh-ins will be held 17 to 26 Feb. 17-26 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Bldg. 843 with additional weigh-in hours from 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 23, and 25.

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