|Worcester Health’s Lifestyle Balance: Girdletree Team Drops Nearly 300lbs in Six Weeks|
Worcester Health’s Lifestyle Balance: Girdletree Team Drops Nearly 300lbs in Six Weeks
Snow Hill, MD – A group of 39 determined Lifestyle Balance participants have lost a combined (and record-making) 300lbs; an average of 7.6lbs each, in just the first six weeks of the class. This is the most weight lost in the shortest amount of time since the program began in Worcester County in 2009. The class is located at the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Department, but open to the entire community.
“The weight loss the participants have achieved at the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Department Lifestyle Balance class is remarkable,” said Kathy Wool, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with Worcester County Health Department. “It highlights their motivation and the dedication to better health that we see from them each week.”
Lifestyle Balance is hosted by the Worcester County Health Department and is a year-long, healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss program that has been proven effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke. Led by a registered dietitian, Lifestyle Balance classes initially meet weekly and focus on helping participants learn how to make healthy food choices and how to fit exercise into already busy lives. After the 16-week core program is finished, classes will still meet monthly to ensure that members are staying on track.
All participants receive their own personal lifestyle change coach who will assist them with goal setting, progress, and overcoming barriers. Program participants also receive incentives such as step counters, resistance bands, cook books, and more. To learn more about the program, determine if you qualify for participation, or to enroll, please call 410-632-0056.
|Last Updated on Monday, 13 March 2017 10:42|