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New HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life program supports weight-loss efforts

Many people know “what to do” to lose weight, but have a hard time “doing it.” That’s because losing weight and keeping it off involves more than eating your veggies and ditching the sweets. It’s not just changing what you do, but ultimately changing how you think about living a healthier life.

Winona Health’s HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life is a new six-week program to help people lose weight and keep it off. The first HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life session begins Wednesday, September 13.

Participants will:

  • Define what it means to live their best life.
  • Establish goals to attain their best life.
  • Develop a personal wellness plan to include proper nutrition, movement, relaxation and sleep.
  • Create strategies to get around road-blocks and set-backs.
  • Develop a strong mindset supportive of lasting health behaviors.

Occasional assignments require time to complete independently. For best results, participants should allow 30 to 60 minutes per week outside of class time.

Please note that basic nutrition and exercise principles will not be taught in this program. This program is appropriate for those who have a lot of knowledge about how to properly lose weight, but are having a difficult time doing it. It is perfect for graduates of Winona Health’s HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program who want additional support while continuing to lose weight. Those interested in basic nutrition and exercise principles should ask about the HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program.

The first HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life program begins Wednesday, September 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost for the six-week program is $90.

The next HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program, which focuses on weight loss education, begins Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost for that 12-week program is $175.

Both programs meet in the Wellness Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Parkview Office Building at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave. in Winona.

Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required by Wednesday, September 6. To sign up for either program, call 507.457.4329. For more information about wellness programs at Winona Health, click here.


Free Health Talk – Smart Start: Goal Setting

Anna Hudson, RD, Wellness Program Specialist

Anna Hudson, RD, Wellness Program Specialist

Free Health Talk, Thursday, December 17

Is there something you’d like to accomplish, but you’re having a hard time achieving your goal?

Anna Hudson, a Winona Health dietitian and wellness program specialist, will give a free Health Talk, Smart Start: Goal Setting, Thursday, December 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be in the B. A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital third floor, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.

Hudson will offer tips and tools for effective goal setting and discuss strategies for sticking to those goals. Strategies shared can be applied to all types of goals from learning something new to breaking habits to getting organized or to sticking with a fitness plan.

Although this Health Talk is part of Winona Health’s Spirit of Women programming, men are also encouraged to attend the presentation.

RSVP is requested by Tuesday, December 15.

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