Fraser Health Authority sponsors a Healthy Weights Program. Have you ever participated in a weight loss program either as a patient or healthcare provider? If so, what are your thoughts on these programs?
The Healthy Weights program provides education and support to children and teens (ages 6-17) and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The program offers activity sessions and discussions regarding healthy eating, active living, and emotional issues around eating. Obesity has been shown to be the cause of several diseases including cardiac disease and Diabetes. Many insurance companies now even offer incentives for their clients to lose weight in an effort to become more healthy thus reducing the expense with regard to weight-related healthcare.
"I battled obesity for most of my teenage and early adult life. I understand the connection between food and emotional well-being, as I have been an emotional eater. I appreciate seeing programs like Healthy Weights that focus not only on the 'number on the scale' but on the real issues, such as emotional eating. I believe if we can educate people, from a young age, regarding healthy choices and the benefits of an active lifestyle we will see people who live longer with less complications."
"I am very supportive of programs such as Healthy Weights. I think that having a healthy weight means more than the actual weight of a person in kg/lbs. I believe when things in our lives become unbalanced, that is when unhealthy habits seem to creep in. If we can learn how to address the things that make us turn to unhealthy choices and redirect our thinking and create new habits, I think society as a whole can benefit."
"I haven't personally participated in a Healthy Weights Program but I support them and think they are terrific. They provide motivation and support for individuals to change their lifestyles."
You expressed your support very well. Nice answer!
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