UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) is pleased announce an upcoming program – Healthy Steps.
It is estimated that one-third of the adult population in the United States is obese or overweight and one in three people have high blood pressure or a blood pressure greater than 120/80. By 2020, an estimated 52% of the adult population will have diabetes or pre-diabetes according to a new report titled “The United States of Diabetes” issued by the United Health Group as read in the publication Diabetes in Control.
Healthy Steps seeks to provide healthy living and eating guidance for those at risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.
Healthy Steps will include information on exercise, risk factors, goal setting and nutrition, including label reading, the plate method and portion control.
Healthy Steps participants will join together for a one hour initial program led by Karen Bigelow, RN, CDE and Allison Pfaff, RD. Following, participants will have the option of returning for one or two follow up sessions for further guidance and support.
The next class will be held on Monday, July 16th from 6:30-7:30pm. The class will take place at WRMC, 125 Hospital Drive in Watertown, in the conference rooms on the first floor of the hospital.
The class is free but guests register in advance by visiting http://www.uwhpwatertown.com/Main/EventCalendar/Healthy_Steps_202.aspx or calling Wellness Works at 920.262.4639.