01.23.2019 Back to News

Better Living Program Deadline Extended for Jennie Edmundson Employees

Application Deadline: Feb. 15 for Methodist Jennie Edmundson employees 

Methodist is pleased to offer a program for employees that focuses on weight management by building long-term healthy habits. The Better Living Program includes motivation, support and accountability as well as financial incentive to meet your goals. This is a 16-week multidisciplinary program geared toward health and weight-loss guidance, as well as ongoing maintenance support. Proper nutrition, activity, sleep, stress reduction and support are vital for success in a lifestyle change. 

The Better Living Program is available to qualified employees who are on the MHS Employee Health Care Plan AND who participated in the 2018 Wellness Screenings. 

Space in the program is limited. Enrollment is based upon the submission order of applications received, so don't delay!

Qualifications to Participate

  1. Committed to lifestyle change, weight loss and improving your health.

  2. Must have BMI > 29 AND participated in the 2018 Wellness Screenings.

  3. Participate in the Methodist Health System Employee Health Care Plan.

  4. Committed to attend weekly group meetings.

  5. Committed to meet individually with the nurse practitioner or registered dietitian every week.

Program Benefits

A healthier weight helps support your overall health and can improve the quality of your life.  A healthy lifestyle that leads to weight loss should also be enjoyable to be sustainable. This is not a magic diet or quick fix to weight loss. It is an approach you can maintain throughout your lifetime, eating real quality food. Lasting weight loss focuses on the simple joys of eating well, moving more and a positive mindset. You will learn how to eat whole foods and be more active in your everyday life. You must be committed to slow, steady change and work!

  • 16 weekly one-on-one visits with nurse practitioner or registered dietitian

  • Confidential; all privacy protected

  • Individualized short- and long-term goal setting

  • Multidisciplinary approach with nurse practitioner, registered dietitians, physicians, fitness trainers and motivational speakers to bring a unique set of skills and inspiration

  • Measurements (weight, waist and hip measurements; B/P; HR; BMI; Body fat testing) 

  • Beginning /end photos and physical fitness assessments

  • Health coaching, support and motivation 

  • Recipes and flexible meal plans with registered dietitian consults

  • Ways to increase activity and an exercise prescription individualized to you

  • Personalized workouts from nurse practitioner/certified personal trainer

To Learn More

Deadline to sign up extended to Feb. 15 for Methodist Jennie Edmundson employees.