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Weight center offers variety of programs

The July 8 Wellness Wednesday, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital lobby, will feature guests from the MUSC Weight Management Center.

by Joshua D. Brown, Ph.D ., and Tonya Turner, registered dietitian
The MUSC Weight Management Center offers a number of programs to serve the 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 important for success in the long run.

Lunchtime Losers: A  10-week lifestyle change program designed with convenience, effectiveness, and your budget in mind. The program is $98 and is held from noon to 1 p.m. on campus . Each week, participants will meet in a class format (for 45-60 minutes) with professionals from the MUSC Weight Management Center (a registered dietitian, psychologist  or exercise physiologist). Classes are interactive, including group discussion and demonstration. If you’re an MUSC employee, you can payroll deduct the cost of the program.
During the July 8 Wellness Wednesday participants can have their body mass index calculated and receive information on programs offered at the Weight Management Center.
Also, visit or call 792-CARE (2273) to get scheduled for a free consultation to learn which of programs is best for you. Discounts and payroll deduction options are also offered to MUSC-affiliated employees.
The MUSC Weight Management Center is staffed with registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, physicians, psychologists and nurses who specialize in helping people 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 3, 2009

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