HELPS accepting applications for new class

 The following is a guest post from HELPS (Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle Programs) at Wake Forest:

Do you want to lose weight, but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Our six-month weight management program is offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees free of charge. The program is known as HELPS (Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle Programs).

This program will go beyond healthy lifestyle modification, with a laser focus on weight loss. The program will offer a combination of weight loss strategies and techniques to help individuals reach their goals.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in our next group. Weekly group sessions will be held here on campus in the Health and Exercise Science Department in the Worrell Professional Center on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m.  We plan to start January 30, 2020.

Here are few highlights of the weight management program:

–Six months of weekly group sessions
–Geared specifically for weight loss
–Initial & six-month physical function assessments
–Initial & six-month DEXA total body composition scans
–Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian
–Weekly food diary evaluations and feedback
–Physical activity tracking & exercise guidance
–Specific quality nutrient guidelines
–Behavior modification & mindfulness

This program is designed for participants who meet the following criteria:

–Individuals with weight loss needs (BMI >27)
–Able to attend weekly sessions held weekly for an hour
–Able to commit to personal dietary and exercise changes
–Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employee

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Kayla DeLorenzo at or at 336-758-3486 for more information. Space is limited so please submit your application ASAP.