by the Health 1st Wellness Wednesday table between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Dec. 17 in the Children’s Hospital lobby to learn about the Healthy
Eating and Lifestyle Plan.
by Tiffany Ricci
Designed to help people engage in a healthier lifestyle, the Healthy
Eating and Lifestyle Plan (HELP) is offering a friendly six-week
competition of wellness and weight loss.
Presented by MUSC dietetic interns to the staff, students, and friends
of the MUSC community, the competition also provides monetary
In addition to embarking on a healthier lifestyle, participants can
compete for prizes through the point-based competition. Participants
can earn points in many ways including attending weekly classes,
keeping a food diary, and creating a physical activity log. Points also
are awarded for percentage of weight and body fat lost. Previous
participants have utilized this program to achieve personal goals such
as: increase energy, improve eating habits, decrease blood pressure,
and improve portion control.
If these are issues that you’ve tried to tackle in the past, or if you
believe a healthier lifestyle is on your horizon, this could help. All
participants receive gift bags upon weigh-in and are eligible for door
prizes that are raffled off during weekly classes. Overall grand prizes
will be awarded to the top three point-earners.
Previous participants describe HELP as: “Very well organized,” “Loaded
with great content and information,” and “I was pleased with the
results and gained useful knowledge about daily food choices.”
The six-week program begins Jan. 12 with weigh-in, and concludes on
Feb. 23 when all participants weigh out, which is the last chance to
Registration forms will be available in The Catalyst.
Early registrants will pay $20 from Dec. 17 through Jan. 7. After Jan.
7, the registration is $25. Registration booths will be open Dec. 17,
Jan. 7, and Jan. 12 during Wellness Wednesday. Gift-wrapped drop boxes
for registrations will located at the Medical University Hospital and
Ashley River Tower cafeterias.
For information, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008