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Weight center offers specialized
Stop by Health 1st’s Wellness
Wednesday table in the Children’s Hospital lobby between 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. July 9 for information on weight management.
Joshua D. Brown, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and Tonya Turner,
The MUSC Weight Management Center offers a number of programs to serve
the different needs of different people. However, all of the programs
include a strong emphasis on helping people to make the long-term
lifestyle changes that are so important for success in the long run.
These changes are the ABCD’S of lifestyle change:
Activity: Exercise is
crucial to the long-term success of a weight loss program. No single
exercise program is right for everyone, so it is important for you to
create and work toward a program that is effective for you.
Behavioral: Your habits
and behaviors are important parts of your lifestyle and your weight.
Many of your behaviors are automatic, occurring without you even
thinking about them. Monitoring your behaviors is one of the most
important tools for helping change your lifestyle and manage your
weight. Regularly graphing your weight and keeping eating diaries are
important new habits to develop.
Your thought patterns are as important as your behavior patterns. Your
associations to food and your thoughts about dieting affect your
ability to successfully watch your weight. It is important to become
more aware of and change the thought patterns that lead you to overeat
or sabotage your own progress.
long-term weight loss and overall health depend on a healthy diet. A
registered dietitian can help you form an eating plan with which you
The process of losing weight and growing accustomed to new ways of
dealing with food can be difficult. Friends, family and co-workers can
be great sources of support; they can also be harmful when it comes to
your attempts to make lifestyle changes.
Staff from the Weight Management Center will be available at the
Wellness Wednesday booth on July 9. Participants will be able to have
their BMI calculated and discuss programs that are offered. Also, visit
or call 792-2273 to get scheduled for a free consultation to learn
which program is best for you. Discounts and payroll deduction options
are offered to MUSC affiliated employees.
The center is staffed with registered dietitians, exercise
physiologists, physicians, psychologists and nurses who specialize in
helping people lose weight and keep it off.
New weight loss program
The Weight Management Center will be offering a 10-week worksite weight
loss program for the MUSC family. It offers weight loss assistance from
the Weight Management Center professionals (registered dietitians,
psychologists, exercise physiologists) in a worksite program for
$98. Learn how to adopt the best nutritional choices, eating patterns,
and exercise habits to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Editor's note: The preceding
column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st. Striving to bring
various topics and representing numerous employee wellness
organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column seeks to
provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, July 4, 2008
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