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Get moving at ObesityWeek!

At ASMBS and TOS, we do our best to subscribe to the idiom “practice what you preach,” which is why we are taking steps to improve and sustain the health of ObesityWeek attendees. The ASMBS vs. TOS pedometer challenge adds a dose of healthy competition for both groups.

You walk all day during a conference, but just how far do you go? As you walk back and forth from the hotel, convention center, sessions, exhibit hall and everywhere in between, you will be amazed how quickly your steps add up to miles without even trying. Reward yourself and join the ObesityWeek Pedometer Challenge for a chance to win great prizes—just for walking! Participation is free to all registered attendees. Join the Challenge and make every step count!

How to participate

Stop by one of the pedometers desks at Registration, TOS or ASMBS membership desks to pick up your pedometer. The Challenge will begin at Noon on Monday, Nov. 3.

Turn in your steps by 12:30pm each day of ObesityWeek at one of the Pedometer Challenge desks at Registration, TOS or ASMBS membership desks. Remember to reset your pedometer back to 0 after you have turned in your steps.

Each day’s winner will be the person who took the greatest number of steps. The winner will be notified by text and phone call that day. To collect their prize they will need to go to the Withing’s Booth #116.

Each attendee’s cumulative steps will be added up on Thursday and the top 10 attendees with the most steps taken will vie for the grand prize for a weekend stay at Canyon Ranch.

Thank you to all who participated!

Here are the final numbers for the Pedometer Challenge:

  • Non-Members – 1,013,910 total steps taken
  • TOS Members – 1,033,044 total steps taken
  • ASMBS Members – 1,280,861 total steps taken

Here are the winners of the Pedometer Challenge:

  • Tuesday, November 4: Takeshi Hashimoto, PhD (TOS)
  • Wednesday, November 5: Josh Brown, PhD (TOS)
  • Thursday, November 6: Kurt Stewart (ASMBS)
  • Canyon Ranch Winner – Rachel Goldman* (TOS Member)

*Please note that Rachel did not have the highest numbers, her name was drawn from the top 10 participants with the highest number of steps.

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