Program helps people make healthful eating decisions and maintain a healthy weight
(Martinsburg, WV, August 19, 2010) — Everyone knows that there are definite benefits to eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly, but many people just don’t know where to start. The Eat Well for Life programs teaches participants to live it, not diet.
Participants can enroll in Eat Well for Life I and/or Eat Well for Life II, offered at West Virginia University Hospitals-East, City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial campuses, through Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield. In this program they can learn about the actions they need to take in order to make healthy lifestyle decisions that can result not only in weight management, but in decreased health risks.
Eat Well for Life I is a lifestyle improvement program promoting wellness and long-term weight management through increasing physical activity and healthy eating. Participants learn to make healthful food choices and are encouraged to adopt the nutrition practices needed to achieve a balanced lifestyle and long-term weight management.
Eat Well for Life II is a lifestyle improvement program that follows Eat Well for Life I. The program focuses on planning well-balanced meals, adopting mindful eating practices, increasing physical activity as well as making healthful eating choices when dining out.
WVUH-East is proud to offer Eat Well for Life as well as other prevention programs through MSBCBS’s Preventive Health Alliance. The programs fit within our mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.
Some of the health benefits of exercise include reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, stronger bones, and an improved memory, immune system, and sleep. Maybe the most persuasive benefit is that studies show that mood improves after exercise.
Eat Well for Life I
will be offered Mondays, September 27 through October 18 at 6pm at the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital.
Eat Well for Life II
will be offered Tuesdays, October 5-26 at 5:30pm in the 3rd Floor Classroom at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
There is no fee or facility membership required for Mountain State members to participate in the Eat Well for Life I or II program and only a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members who sign up. The professional staff at WVUH-East have been trained by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer this weight management program. For more information on program schedules or to register, call 304.264.1287, ext. 1814 or email email@example.com.
About Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield
As West Virginia’s largest provider of pre-paid and self-funded health benefit plans, Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield helps members live longer, healthier lives by ensuring access to affordable, high quality health insurance and services. Mountain State provides or administers coverage to more than 450,000 individuals serving all of West Virginia’s 55 counties and Washington County, Ohio and has close to 1,000 employees in Parkersburg, Charleston, Wheeling and Weirton.
Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, please visit www.msbcbs.com.
About WVU Hospitals-East WVUH-East
is a regional, not-for-profit, healthcare system established in January 2005 to serve West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. The system includes City Hospital, Jefferson Memorial Hospital and all of their affiliates. WVUH-East’s parent company, West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, is a member of the Fairmont-based West Virginia United Health System, the state’s largest healthcare network.