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SAC updates: January 2021

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The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) shared news about upcoming Wake Forest University events and workshops for faculty and staff, including:

  • The 2020 WakeUnited Campaign
  • D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering, Affirming Communities) Allies workshops, offered by the LGBTQ+ Center
  • R.I.D.E. (Realizing Inclusion, Equity and Diversity) workshops, presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Wellness and movement programs, offered by the Office of Wellbeing
  • The WFU Healthy Weight for You program, offered by HELPS

View highlights below, and visit the SAC website to read the full newsletter.

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HELPS accepting applications for weight management program

Wake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the spring semester 2021 “Healthy Weight for You” program.

“Healthy Weight for You” is a free, six-month weight management program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees.

Weekly group sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, beginning Feb. 1, 2021.

Program highlights:

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

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HELPS offering Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program

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

HELPS at Wake Forest is now offering the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Program.

The TLC program is a three-month long medically directed, professionally supervised Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program that is free to all faculty and staff of the university and designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.

What will I receive?

  • Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up. Entry physical activity levels are evaluated with an exercise stress test and physical function measures. 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 online 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 in the Worrell Professional Center. These group sessions meet weekly in Worrell, Room 1162 on Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m. starting in February 2020 and will last for three months. These sessions will teach behavioral strategies for
    the management of physical activity and diet. Cognitive  teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “willpower.” Personal journals are used as a basis for program development, strategy monitoring
    and evaluation.

Please contact Nikoleté if you are interested in filling out an application. Space
is limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis, so inquire today! Phone: 336-758-5853; fax: 336-758-1996; email: delokm15@nullwfu.edu

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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 delokm15@nullwfu.edu or at 336-758-3486 for more information. Space is limited so please submit your application ASAP.

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HELPS offering weight management program in

This is a guest post from HELPS:

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. 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 Worrell Professional Center on Thursdays from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. and we plan to start on June 20.

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 Nikolete Hurrinus at hurrnr14@nullwfu.edu or at 336-758-5019 for more information. Space is limited so please submit your application ASAP!

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