HELPS TLC taking applications for February group

The HELPS TLC program is accepting applications for its next group of participants.  That group will begin the program on Feb. 22.

HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.

The cost for faculty and staff to participate is covered by Wake Forest.

According to HELPS TLC, participants receive the following:

  • Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up. Entry physical activity levels are evaluated with exercise testing and computerized accelerometers. This information is used to determine and define the amount of physical activity you need to foster a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Entry dietary intake is assessed through computer analyzed food records. Specific calorie, nutrient and food group changes are identified.
  •  Supervised exercise sessions next to BB&T Field in the Health & Exercise Science Clinical Research Center.
  • Weekly small group sessions, held on campus in Worrell Professional Center. These group sessions meet weekly in Worrell, Room 1162 (Thursdays at 12 p.m.) and teach behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating.
  • Cognitive (what and how much?) teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “will power.” Personal journals are used as a basis for program development, strategy monitoring and evaluation.

For more information, contact program coordinator Andrea Cox at 336-758-1996 and