Apply for the Spring Naturally Slim Class Now!

Man on scaleInterested in losing weight and improving your overall health? Consider applying for our free Naturally Slim class! The online application is open until November 26.

The class will meet in person for the kick-off session the first week of February, but the remainder of the program will be provided online. Participants can watch the weekly video at their convenience and receive support via email from our Naturally Slim counselor.

This program is open to benefit-eligible employees. Recent lab results are required to apply. If you need to get a screening, Human Resources has added two days of screenings on November 20 and 21, 2013. Previous participants are not eligible to apply. The program will be provided for free if participants complete the program requirements.

Applicants will be informed about the status of their application the week of December 10, 2013. The 10-week program will run from February to April.

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!

Healthy U HRContact us at wellpower@smu.edu if you have questions.

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