COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM
The U.S. today is plagued with diseases and debilitation conditions that result from lifestyle habits. Heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and obesity are far more the result of our dietary choices, whether or not we exercise, if we smoke and how we handle stress than whom our parents are.
The contemporary American lifestyle is not only impacting the health and productivity of adults, it is penalizing our children and squandering our financial resources as well. Two decades ago, medical professionals and government officials did not speak in terms of “wellness” or “prevention.” But today experts say we must change the culture to one of prevention in order to manage our health and health care costs.
Joe Piscatella has been doing just that by linking up with hospitals to provide a unique and effective community wellness program. Called 6 Weeks to a Healthier You, the program is designed to improve personal and organizational health by helping attendees commit to healthier lifestyle behaviors. Joe and his hospital team of experts focus on practical education, awareness and empowering individuals to make positive behavior changes in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, stress and mind-set.
Sample Program Schedule:
Session #1 (Overview) -- Make Your Health Last as Long as Your Life
Session #2 (Stress) -- Take A Load Off Your Heart
Session #3 (Diet) -- Eating Healthy in a Doubleburger.com World
Session #4 (Exercise) -- Move It or Lose It
Session #5 (Cooking) -- Healthy Cooking at Home
Session #6 (Family Health) -- Raising Fit Kids in a Fast World
Biometric measurements (including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure and BMI) are taken pre- and post-program so that progress can be determined. The program design calls for 6 weeks because it is a short enough period to encourage full participation, and it is a long enough period for participants to form healthy lifestyle habits.
This program has been conducted throughout the U.S. with great results:
- In one Michigan program -- 650 people lost 4,200 pounds.
- In a Washington program -- 150 nurses reduced triglycerides by 23%.
- And in a California program -- 550 participants went from 20 minutes of exercise per week to 3.5 hours.
In addition, the program has produced tremendous media/PR coverage for the hospitals involved. Says one Vice President of Marketing, “This is by far the most effective public program we have ever presented.”
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