HR and Benefits

16-Week Health & Weight Management Program Starts October 4

Published: Aug. 16, 2016

Better Living Program Application Deadline: September 2

Methodist is proud to present the Better Living Program, a medically-supervised health and weight management program available to qualified employees who are on the MHS Employee Health Care Plan AND who participate in the 2016 Simply Well Screening, known as the Wellness Screen.

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 October 4, 2016 – January 27, 2017.

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 AND participate in the annual Wellness Screen.

  4. Must attend group meeting once weekly.

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

Program Benefits

A healthy lifestyle that leads to weight loss should be enjoyable to be sustainable. This is not a fad diet or quick fix to weight loss. It is an approach you can maintain throughout your lifetime, eating nutrient-dense whole foods and leading an active lifestyle.

  • 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 and nutrition tips

  • Basic fitness testing and an exercise prescription individualized to you

For More Information

Deadline to apply is September 2, 2016.  

All applicants will be notified by September 14 whether they have been selected or not.