‘Healthy Weight for You’ spring 2024 program

Photo of fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and a quinoa salad jarWake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the 2024 spring semester “HWFU” program. 

Healthy Weight for You is a six-month program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees free of charge. The program is designed to assist and support individuals who want to lose weight but aren’t sure where to start. HWFU ​​is a medically directed, professionally supervised program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs. 

Applications are now being accepted. Weekly group sessions will be held in person on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon starting March 20.

Program highlights:

  • Individualized assessments, consultations and follow-up.  Entry physical activity levels are evaluated. 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.
  • Entry body composition (including bone density measures). This will be assessed through a DXA scan. 
  • Supervised exercise sessions offered at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility. Located close to campus in the Health & Exercise Science Clinical Research Center. 
  • Weekly small group sessions held in person that teach behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and nutrition. Cognitive teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “will power.”  

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

  • Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employee
  • Able to attend weekly in-person sessions for 6-months
  • Interested in committing to lifestyle changes meant to promote a healthy future
    • Including possible dietary, activity, and behavioral changes!
  • If you answered yes to the above, you’re eligible!!

To enroll or request more information, contact Kristy Lievense at lievk20@wfu.edu or 336.758.5853. Space is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible!

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