West Virginia University Hospitals-East
offers The Spectrum
Finding Your Optimal Health
(Martinsburg, W.Va.) — West Virginia University Hospitals-East recently announced that The Spectrum, a scientifically-proven program to help you feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health based on the best-selling book by Dr. Dean Ornish, will be offered in Martinsburg.
The Spectrum will be offered by WVUH-East on February 22 – March 29, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the 2nd floor conference room of the McCormack Center. The program is for individuals who want to prevent disease, reduce the risk for developing chronic conditions or learn lifestyle changes that can help manage diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer.
The 6-week lifestyle improvement program can be tailored to suite almost anyone. Learn your place on the Spectrum of Health and how your health behaviors can impact your total well-being for now…and for the future. The program will explore the Nutrition Spectrum, Exercise Spectrum, Stress Management Spectrum and Social Support Spectrum. Learn valuable tools and information to find your optimal health.
The Spectrum program includes weekly lectures, a grocery store tour, handouts, tools and weekly activities. Each participant will receive a Participant Manual, Exercise/Strength Training Manual and Stress Management/Yoga Poster. The program also include pre and 12-week post testing of lipid profile, glucose, body mass index, weight and blood pressure.
The Spectrum program is open to all and is covered by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, PEIA and InforMed for those who qualify. For those without coverage, the fee is $240.