New Horizons Wellness Center will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program, Scale Back Alabama. In its 12th year, the program has resulted in 1.35 million pounds lost and the continued establishment of healthy lifestyles. The 2018 contest starts next week.
Adults in teams of two can go online to scalebackalabama.com/join to register for the free, 9-week program and then go to New Horizons Wellness Center to weigh in at the following times:
All participants must be 18 years of age and older, live or work in Alabama and must weigh-in at an official site to be eligible to participate. Those who lose at least 10 pounds will be included in a drawing for cash prizes on April 17.
We will be kicking off our revamped weight loss program in conjunction with the launch of Scale Back Alabama. Details will be provided when you stop by to weigh in! Keep an eye here on our website and our Facebook page for updates.
Scale Back Alabama is a collaboration of the Alabama Hospital Association, the Alabama Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. For more information, visit scalebackalabama.com or visit Scale Back Alabama’s Facebook page.
The New Year is often a time when individuals reflect on the past year and pledge to make changes in the up-coming year. Individuals often make personal or financial goals; while others pledge to take control of their health once and for all. We here at New Horizons Wellness Center are committed to helping improve your health by providing instruction and guidance to assist you in achieving your healthcare goals. We offer individualized, quality care. We treat acute illnesses, colds, coughs, flu-like symptoms, as well as provide management of chronic conditions, for example diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol. Additionally, we also offer medication- assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Coming January 2018, we will implement a new weight loss program. If your New Year’s Resolutions include taking control of your health, whether it is improved management of chronic conditions, preventative health services, weight loss, smoking cessation or recovery from opioid addiction, we can help! Happy New Year!
Obesity is more than fitting into your favorite pair of jeans; it is detrimental to your health. This realization has prompted the American Medical Association (AMA) to recognize obesity as a chronic disease. One in three Americans are obese, while Alabama earned the ranking as the 3rd fattest state last year, with an obesity rate of 35.7 percent. When treating chronic healthcare problems, individualized treatment plans are the most beneficial. Treatment of obesity is no different. When people want to lose weight, we tend to want a quick fix, unfortunately this is not realistic. It is critical to develop a chronic weight management plan which helps patients maintain clinically meaningful weight loss, rather than seek acute weight loss results. That is what our goal here at New Horizon Wellness Center. We want to work with individuals to recognize obesity as a chronic condition and develop a long-term plan of care to address this problem. I, like many of you am ready to make this commitment. I’ve lost ninety pounds in the past, but let life get in the way and have gained most of that weight back. If you are looking for a program to help you learn how to manage your weight once and for all, are not looking for the quick fix then consider our program. I will be developing a blog over the next month to chronicle my personal journey. I am committing one year to my reach my goal. Come join me!