Lose Weight the Healthy-Weigh

Monday January 21st, 2013

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is offering an effective weight loss program, where Windsor and Essex County residents can join a Registered Dietitian and learn about how to change old habits, eat better, be more active, lose weight and keep it off.

The session will begin on Monday February 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Health Unit location on Ouellette Windsor, with classes held every Monday evening until April 22nd.  The cost is $75 per person, and includes program materials and a quality pedometer.

Losing Weight the Healthy Weigh is for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 20 and 65 years old.
  • Have a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 25 and 40 (visit http://www.diabetes.ca/diabetes-and-you/nutrition/bmi/ to calculate your BMI).
  • Don’t have an existing heart condition (i.e., myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, angioplasty, angina).
  • Don’t have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
  • Are able to walk for at least 15 minutes at a time without assistance.
  • Aren’t pregnant.
  • Aren’t breastfeeding an infant less than nine months old.

People wishing to join can register online here or call the Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 3100. You must register by 4:30 pm on January 31st.

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