Published on April 12, 2019

Six-Week “Healthy Weighs” Program Begins in May

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, May 1, 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.

Those interested in learning more about the program may call Bev Mason, R.N., at (989) 312-2269.

Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited. 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. Those who need help paying for this series, please call MidMichigan Health Line and inquire about scholarship opportunities.