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‘Drop 10 in 10’ weight management class on tap

By Staff | Jan 7, 2011

MARTINSBURG – “Drop 10 in 10” is a 10-week weight management program designed to help participants lose 10 pounds or 10 percent of their weight through a program of balanced nutrition, sensible activity and meaningful lifestyle changes.

Studies show that reducing weight by 10 percent can reduce risk or improve the management of chronic disease associated with excess weight, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Studies also show that people are more successful when they team up for weight loss.

This class provides the group support and encouragement needed for a successful weight loss program.

Participants receive an information packet participant kit which includes a “Drop 10 in 10” Guide Book, Daily Food and Fitness Journal, tape measure and resistance band.

WVUH-East offers “Drop 10 in 10” as well as other prevention programs through Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Preventive Health Alliance. The programs fits within the hospital’s mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.

“Drop 10 in 10” will be offered Mondays, Feb. 7 through April 1 at 6 p.m. in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital.

There is no fee or facility membership required for Mountain State members to participate in the “Drop 10 in 10” and only a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members who sign up. There is a materials fee for all.

The professional staff at WVUH-East has been trained by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer this weight management program.

For more information on program schedules or to register, call 304.264.1287, ext. 1814 or email ddejarnett@cityhospital.org.