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HELPS 'Therapeutic Lifestyle Change' program begins in September

What is the HELPS TLC? 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 next participant group starts Sept. 23, and the program runs for 3 months.

What will I receive?

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 at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility. Located close to campus 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 1162 on Mondays 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Sept. 2019) 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.

HELPS TLC Cost?

The cost will be covered by Wake Forest University.

Who do I contact for more information?

Nikoleté Hurrinus, Program Coordinator, HELPS
Phone: 336-758-5019
Email: hurrnr14@nullwfu.edu
Fax:  336-758-1996

HELPS TLC Staff:

Jeff Katula, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science, Health Psychologist and Executive Director, Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle Programs (HELPS)
Erika Janssen, MS, Program Director, HELPS
Christie Hunter, RD, LLC, Registered Dietician

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Categories: Inside WFU

Proposals funded: Mihalko, McDonald, Silman, Brubaker

Congratulations to Shannon Mihalko, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Understanding and Predicting Fatigue, CV Decline and Events After Breast Cancer” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Rotavirus Genome Replication and Virion Assembly” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Amazonian Center for Environment Research & Sustainability” has been funded by USAID.

Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Does a tailored-progressive physical activity intervention before and during non-Hodgkin lymphoma anthracycline-based chemotherapy preserve exercise capacity, QQL, cardiac and cognitive function?” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

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Categories: Faculty NewsInside WFU

Proposals funded: Canzona, Rejeski, Shugoll

Congratulations to Mollie Canzona, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Cargiver Oncology Needs Evaluation Tool (CONNECT): A Technology-Based Intervention to Connect Lung Cancer Caregivers with Supportive Care Resources,” has been funded by Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Translational Research Alcohol Center (WFTRAC)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Brad Shugoll, assistant director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, whose proposal entitled “Kids’ Cooking Coalition at CLMS” has been funded by the Reynolda Rotary Club.

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Proposals funded: Anderson, Floge, Rejeski

Congratulations to T. Michael Anderson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Fire, Fear and Foraging: Understanding Multi-trophic Interactions in a Savanna Foodweb” has been funded by National Geographic.

Congratulations to Sheri Floge, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Viral Induced Chemotaxis Mediating Cross-Trophic Microbial Interactions and Carbon Flux” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Translational Research Alcohol Center (WFTRAC)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

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Categories: Faculty NewsInside WFU

HELPS TLC available on campus

This is a guest post from the HELPS TLC program:

What is the HELPS TLC?

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.

Our next group is starting soon, sign up today by emailing: grifel12@nullwfu.edu!

What will I receive?

  • 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 at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility. Located close to campus 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 here on campus in Worrell 1162 from 12:30-1:30 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.

HELPS TLC Cost? The cost will be covered by Wake Forest University.

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