Obesity is now classified as a disease, according to the American Medical Association, a condition that affects 1 in 3 Americans. Edward is taking action to help fight this growing trend by offering several different weight loss and weight management programs aimed at helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Click here to watch videos about many of these programs.
Medically-Based Weight Loss Programs
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These medically-supervised programs are made up of a multidisciplinary team aimed to help support and guide you through weight loss and long term weight management. Options include:
Edward Medical Weight Loss Clinic
Tuesdays, 8:00am - Noon Edward Heart Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville This clinic is a weight loss program tailored to each individual and supervised by Dr. Zaid Jabbar, medical director of the Edward Medical Weight Loss Clinic and internal medicine physician with Edward Medical Group. The clinic combines medically-supervised use of FDA approved weight loss medications with additional program options for each patient to achieve maximum results. Each patient will receive a thorough initial consultation and evaluation, which may include a baseline EKG and lab work. Prescription medication is generally used for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 25 or greater who are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old. Call 630-527-7205 for more information. Watch the video to learn more or click here for flyer.
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Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm & Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm Fee: $400 Edward Heart Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville Call for next 12-week session date 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.
Nutritional/Fitness Based Weight Loss Programs
Healthy workouts and nutritional counseling are at the core of these programs. Options include:
Work for Results
Edward Health & Fitness Center - Seven Bridges Cost: Members $96.00 1 day/week; $192.00 2 days/week Non-members 126.00 1 day/week; $252.00 2 days/week 6-week session begins the week of October 20 Beginner/Intermediate Program held Sunday @ 11:00am, Monday or Wednesday @ 7:30pm or Saturday @ 8:00am Advanced Program held on Sunday @ 10:00am, Monday or Wednesday @ 6:30pm Our fitness experts are here to help you optimize the 3 fundamentals of fitness-strength training, cardiovascular training and healthy eating. Offered several times a week, this 6-week program allows you to progress at your own pace while you reduce the risk of chronic conditions, gain better body awareness, improve attitude and confidence, and increase movement and endurance. Please contact Carol Teteak at 630-646-7920 for more information or 630-646-7913 to register.
8 week sessions held Monday, Wednesday, Friday each week Call for next 8-week session date Edward Health & Fitness Center at Seven Bridges, 6600 S. Route 53 in Woodridge ProActive Kids teaches kids and their families fun ways to improve health through exercise, nutrition lessons, and open discussion over 8 weeks. This life-changing experience is offered free to kids ages 8-14 who want to learn new exercises, lose weight, eat right and be more confident. To enroll, call 630-681-1558 or visit http://www.proactivekids.org to learn more. A referral from the child's primary care physician is required.
Edward Health & Fitness Center Medical Membership
The Edward Health & Fitness Centers now offer a special full access Medical Membership for individuals with chronic disease, weight loss goals, or orthopaedic limitations/post-physical therapy restrictions. The membership includes six consultations with degreed fitness specialists. Physician referral is required. Membership fee is $300 for this 12-week program. For more information, contact Steve Thurston, program manager at 630-646-7910 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Training at Edward Health & Fitness Center
Our personal trainers can help you get over those rough spots to meet your fitness goals. Our personal trainers are degreed and certified by an accredited fitness organization. Learn more here. For more information about Edward Health & Fitness Center programs and membership go to www.edward.org/fitness.
Community Online Health Challenges
Edward offers year-round online challenges to help you stay motivated while adopting healthy habits. You'll have the chance to set goals and stay accountable by reporting your progress. Through the challenge website, you'll see how you compare to other community members competing in the challenge as well as have the opportunity to invite others to join you through social networking opportunities. Visit www.edward.org/healthchallenges to see which challenges are currently underway.