HR and Benefits

New 16-Week Health & Weight Management Program Starts June 6

Published: May 10, 2016

Better Living Program Application Deadline: May 20

Methodist is proud to present the new Better Living Program, a medically-supervised health and weight management program available FREE to qualified employees on the MHS Employee Health Care Plan.

Due to limited spaces in the program, participants will be selected by medical necessity and their availability to meet at specified times. In the future, additional groups will be added to reach more employees and varied schedules. 

The multidisciplinary program focuses on health, weight management, behavior modification, good nutrition and activity. This will include motivation, support, and accountability,  as well as a financial incentive to meet goals. The 16-week program runs June 6 – September 19, 2016.

Qualifications to Participate

  1. Must be committed to lifestyle change, weight loss and improving your health.

  2. Must have BMI > 29.

  3. Must have Methodist Health System Employee Health Care plan.

  4. Must attend group meeting once weekly.

  5. Must meet for a weekly one-on-one appointment with the nurse practitioner.

Program Benefits

A healthier weight helps support your overall health and can improve the quality of your life.  This is not a fad diet or quick fix to weight loss. It is an approach you can maintain throughout your lifetime, focusing on the simple joys of eating well while becoming more active in your everyday life.  

  • 16 weekly one-on-one visits (MH/WH/Corporate or MJE) with nurse practitioner

  • Confidential; all privacy protected

  • Individualized short- and long-term goal-setting

  • Multidisciplinary approach with the nurse practitioner working closely with physicians, dieticians, exercise specialists and behavioral therapists to bring a unique set of skills

  • Measurements (weight, waist & hip measurements, BP, HR, BMI, Body Fat Testing)

  • Coaching, support and motivation

  • Recipes, flexible meal plans, health tips

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

For More Information

  • For the Better Living program flyer and application form, click here.

  • Email @email or call 402-354-5670.

Deadline to apply is May 20, 2016.  

All applicants will be notified by May 27 whether they have been selected or not.