HR and Benefits

16-Week Health & Weight Management Program Starts February 6

Published: Dec. 22, 2016

Better Living Program Application Deadline: January 13

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 participated 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.

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 next 16-week program runs February 6 – May 26, 2017.

Qualifications to Participate

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

  2. Must have BMI > 29.

  3. Participate in the Methodist Health System Employee Health Care Plan.

  4. Are committed to attend weekly group meetings.

  5. Are committed to meet individually with the nurse practitioner every week.

Program Benefits

A healthier weight helps support your overall health and can improve the quality of your life. A healthy lifestyle that leads to weight loss should also be enjoyable to be sustainable.This is not a magic diet or quick fix to weight loss. It is an approach you can maintain throughout your lifetime — eating real, quality food.

  • 16 weekly one-on-one visits with nurse practitioner or registered dietitian

  • Confidential -- all privacy protected

  • Individualized short- and long-term goal-setting

  • Multidisciplinary approach with the nurse practitioner, registered dietitians, physicians, exercise specialists, motivational speakers, and behavioral therapists to bring a unique set of skills.

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

  • Beginning/end photos and physical fitness assessments

  • Coaching, support and motivation

  • Recipes & flexible meal plans with registered dietitian consults

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

  • Personalized workouts from nurse practitioner/certified personal trainer

To Learn More

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

  • Email or call 402-354-5670.

Deadline to sign up is January 13, 2017.  

All applicants will be notified by January 23 if selected.