Health Screenings and Naturally Slim Starting Soon!

Nurse Taking Blood PressureBenefit-eligible staff and faculty members are invited to take advantage of our free, confidential, on-campus health screenings available on campus January 23 – February 1.

Interested in losing weight and improving your screening numbers? Consider applying for our free Naturally Slim class! The online application form for Naturally Slim will be available January 21- February 5, 2013.

Why should you do any of this? Read on….

The Health Scare in America

  • Approximately 4% of the U.S. population incurs 60% of the country’s medical claims.
  • The United States spends a higher percentage of its GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation on the planet.
  • The United States has the highest overweight and obesity rates of any other industrialized nation on the planet.
  • The increase in weight is linked to an increase in the production of diseases of affluence such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other lifestyle-related maladies.

Take Control and Manage Your Health Getting a health screening is the first step in monitoring and managing your health. If you do have significant risk factors such as high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and/or obesity, then we encourage you to talk with your medical provider and consider applying for the spring Naturally Slim class or using other wellness resources including joining Wellpower, getting confidential health coaching from our Baylor health coach, or engaging a personal trainer through Dedman Center. SMU has many resources to help you reach your wellness goals, so get started today!

Contact us at wellpower@smu.edu if you have questions.

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