(Martinsburg, WV, August 18, 2010) — Drop 10 in 10 is an exciting 10 week weight management program designed to help participants lose 10 pounds or 10% of their weight through a program of balanced nutrition, sensible activity and meaningful lifestyle changes. Drop 10 in 10 is designed to help individuals move away from the all or nothing mentality of fad dieting to the philosophy of making meaningful and long-lasting nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Studies show that reducing weight by 10% can reduce risk or improve the management of chronic disease associated with excess weight, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Studies also show that people are more successful when they team up for weight loss. This class provides the group support and encouragement needed for a successful weight loss program. We also encourage participants to enroll with friends, family members and co-workers if possible.
Participants receive an information packed Drop 10 in 10 Participant Kit which includes a Drop 10 in 10 Guide Book, Daily Food and Fitness Journal, tape measure and resistance band all in a convenient Drop 10 in 10 cinch bag.
WVUH-East is proud to offer Drop 10 in 10 as well as other prevention programs through MSBCBS’s Preventive Health Alliance. The programs fits within our mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.
Drop 10 in 10 will be offered Wednesdays, September 22 through December 1 at 6pm at the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital.
There is no fee or facility membership required for Mountain State members to participate in the Drop 10 in 10 and only a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members who sign up. There is a materials fee for all. The professional staff at WVUH-East has 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.