Published on September 09, 2019

Six-Week “Healthy Weighs” Program Begins in October

MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch will hold the next series of weight loss classes at the Medical Arts Center on Houghton Ave., in West Branch beginning at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

 “Healthy Weighs” is a six-week class that helps attendees learn how to manage portion size and make healthier food choices. In addition, the program discusses how to stay active to promote weight loss and reduce serious health risks related to obesity, including: high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke, heart disease, high triglycerides/cholesterol, gynecological disorders such as infertility/erectile dysfunction, osteoarthritis, non-alcoholic liver disease, cancer, as well as skin conditions, such as poor wound healing.

The purpose of these classes is to promote a healthy life and learn lifestyle changes that will last. Participants will be asked to commit to attend the entire six-week series, as well as a follow-up class one month later. Each class session lasts approximately 90 minutes. Participants will be weighed privately at the beginning of each class. Weights will be recorded and tracked throughout the series. Participants will also be asked to keep journals of food consumed throughout the course, to initiate some type of exercise/activity and to record the minutes of this activity on a Weight and Activity Log.

Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited. Those interested in attending must complete a brief phone screening by calling Bev Mason, R.N., at (989) 312-2269. The cost is $20 for the six-week series. To register, visit www.midmichigan.org/healthyweighs or call MidMichigan Health Line at (800) 999-3199. MidMichigan Health Line can also assist in for those interested in scholarship opportunities to attend the program. Those interested in learning more about the program may call Bev Mason, R.N., at (989) 312-2269.