More than 60% of Americans are overweight or obese, accounting for roughly $100 billion for direct and indirect care costs and contributing to $25 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity, annually. HWI offers programs that teach participants the value of proper nutrition and exercise as the foundation of safe and effective weight management for improved quality of life and better long-term health.
- The Magic Skill® – Onsite – When it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, there is no magic pill. The only way for the individual to reach their goals is with the right combination of lifestyle habits. By learning the skills they need to eat healthy and burn calories, participants will be able to take control of their body weight to look better, feel better, and stay healthy. During this 10-week program, participants will receive practical nutrition, stress and exercise information, presented in a fun, hands-on format in a supportive environment. The class size is 8-20 participants and is led by a Registered Dietitian and/or Health Educator. The Magic Skill welcomes participants who are in all stages of weight management—from beginners to those who are already maintaining their weight loss. By the end of the program, participants will be able to: calculate their calorie needs and Body Mass Index (BMI); develop an exercise program, recognize the relationship between stress and nutrition, learn how to get through fitness “plateaus”; and much more.
- i choose to live healthy®: weight management – Online and DVD – Today’s culture makes it easy to gain weight and hard to lose it, with plenty of challenges such as unhealthy food choices, super-sized portions, and hectic work schedules that don’t leave much time for the individual to buy and prepare healthy meals. The i choose to live healthy: weight management program will help individuals take control of their weight with practical tips on making positive dietary habits and physical activity a part of their everyday life. Whether they’re just getting started, have already lost a few pounds, or are trying to maintain a healthy weight, this informative and easy-to-use program provides real world suggestions to help participants modify their lifestyle to make better food choices at home and on the go. The video also walks participants through a series of basic exercises to complement their positive diet choices with calorie-burning physical activity. And, with i choose to live healthy: weight management, the focus isn’t just on a quick fix. Extras include exercise tips that participants can do in their home without expensive fitness equipment. This program is designed to help individuals stay motivated to reach and maintain their weight management goals for life.
- Weigh Your Choices®: The Healthy Way to a Healthy Weight – Onsite classes during weeks 1, 3, and 8 – Whether the individual is looking to lose a few pounds or avoid gaining weight in the future, the Weigh Your Choices program can help them achieve their goals. During this eight-week program, participants will learn how regular physical activity and healthy food choices can help them reach and/or maintain a healthy weight. Weekly topics include tips for tracking their progress, portion control, avoiding calorie traps when eating out, and taking charge of their eating triggers.