Losing even a small amount of weight can make a big difference in your health! Statistics show that people who are at a healthy weight live longer, take less medication, have more energy, are able to concentrate better, and have higher self-esteem. If you are overweight or obese, you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, and certain cancers.
Lose to Win Weight Loss Program
Healthy living is a way of life and there is no quick fix! It takes a strong commitment, and lots of hard work to be successful. Nyack Hospital's Lose to Win Weight Loss Program can help you reach your weight loss goals in a safe and sensible way. Join with others who want the same thing you want: to be healthier and lighter. Lose to Win is an 8-week program that uses up-to-date methods to help you be successful and to lose weight safely. Community members who have been trained as weight loss instructors teach the program.
Each of the eight 60-minute sessions will teach you how to make healthy food choices and how to exercise correctly. You will hear how others have overcome their difficulties and have a chance to discuss your successes. You will get tips on nutrition, exercise and behavior change. You will be inspired and motivated. The average weight loss for participants completing this program is 4.5 pounds in 8 weeks. It is recommended that you check with your doctor before beginning this program. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There is a $10 fee for the eight-week class, (payable to Nyack Hospital) which you must bring to the first class. Call Nyack Hospital at (845) 348-2004 to see when the next Lose to Win class is being offered.
Are you interested in teaching a community-based weight loss program, giving back to your community, and maybe losing a few pounds yourself? Here is a perfect opportunity! Become a Lose to Win Facilitator today! Call Nyack Hospital at (845) 348-2004 for more information.
For More Information:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Healthy Weight - It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle
It's natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn't just about a "diet" or "program." It's about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.
- Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Weight Loss
Healthy weight is about balancing food intake with physical activity, and small changes can make a big difference.