If you're one of the 67 percent of Americans considered overweight or obese, you're not alone. According to Steve Thurston, program manager at Edward Health & Fitness Centers, you can find the support you need from friends, family and professionals at Edward.
There are different types of support available, so choose what works best with your personality and goals. Edward offers "Three paths to lose the waist, lose the risk," which provides three approaches to lifestyle management - medically based, behaviorally, or fitness-based. Edward Health & Fitness also offers small group personal training that gives you the expertise of the personal training staff with a small group of your friends and family.
Making the decision to lose weight may be one of the most important choices you ever make. Follow that smart choice with another — a method of support — and you may find that reaching your health goals is not as difficult as you think. Find the path that is right for you below or watch videos on each program:
Lifestyle Under Construction...our medically-based option
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm & Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Edward Heart Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville
The next 12-week session starts September 4, 2012
Did you know...that if your waist size is over 35 inches for a woman and 40 inches for a man that you could have Metabolic Syndrome which puts you at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes? Other risk factors include high blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar and high triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol. Edward Heart Hospital's successful program, Lifestyle Under Construction, helps you lose the waist and lose the risk. This medically-supervised wellness program gives you the tools you need to change the way you think about food and exercise. Each week for 12 weeks you'll get advice from a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, clinical psychologist and cardiac nurse. With some help from you own medical team you can: improve your blood pressure and glucose levels, lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and keep it off, select and prepare foods that are good for your waistline and your heart, and make exercise part of your daily routine. Call 630-527-6363 for additional information and to register. Watch a video on this program.
Am I Hungry®... our mindful eating path
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
Linden Oaks at Edward
Call for next 8-week session start date
How would you like to eat whatever you wanted without any rules or restrictions AND lose or maintain your weight? This may seem too good to be true yet thousands of people have been doing just that. The Am I Hungry?® program is an eight week workshop run by a certified facilitator that will help you learn to read your body’s hunger signals and to eat mindfully. You’ll understand what triggers you to eat and what you can do instead. Learn why diets don’t work for you and how to stop dieting, forever! Program fee includes all workshop materials. Call 630-527-6363 for more information or to register. Watch a video on this program.
Work for Results... Our fitness focused path
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Edward Health & Fitness Center - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members $96/Non-Members $126
Call for 6-week session start dates
Do you want to take off those unwanted pounds but haven't found the right formula? Our fitness experts are here to help you optimize the 3 fundamentals of fitness-strength training, cardiovascular training and healthy eating! This no frills, total conditioning format will challenge ALL levels and bust you out of that rut! Walk away with a different workout, recipe and fitness tip every week! So if you want to make that healthy change in your lifestyle, look no further...but know that you have to Work for Results! Please contact Carol Teteak at 630-646-7920 for more information or to register. Watch a video on this program.
For more information, visit edward.org/LifestyleManagement.