Lifestyle Change program recruiting participants for April 2021 session

Wake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” (TLC) program, which begins April 8.

TLC is a free, 12-week program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees. Photo of a pile of fruits, vegetables, and herbs (oranges, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, mint)TLC focuses on lifestyle modification, offering a combination of nutrition, exercise and health behavior information and techniques to help individuals reach their goals. Space is limited, so interested faculty and staff are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Weekly group sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

TLC program highlights:

  • Physical activity tracking and an exercise prescription
  • Specific quality nutrient guidelines
  • Behavior modification and mindfulness
  • Three months of weekly group sessions geared specifically for lifestyle changes
  • Initial and end-of-program physical function assessments and DXA total body composition scans
  • Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian

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

  • Able to attend weekly 1-hour sessions
  • Interested in and able to achieve lifestyle changes
  • Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employee

Faculty and staff interested in participating or needing more information should contact Kristy Lievense at or 336.758.3486 as soon as possible.