A Healthier U

Intensive Lifestyle Program at LS Skaggs patient Wellness Center 

The Intensive Lifestyle Program looks comprehensively at the components of a healthy lifestyle to get you started on your way to feeling great. Many people know that most chronic diseases can be prevented or improved by lifestyle, but a healthy lifestyle also helps immediately by improving sleep, energy, mood and focus. The program consists of 12 weekly 90-minute sessions and access to our gym for the duration of the program.

This session’s enrollment cut off is Sept. 21, 2016.

Features of the program:
·         Weekly 90-minute group sessions lead by a health coach Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45 p.m.
·         Personalized exercise prescription
·         Supervised exercise: for those that need assistance starting or continuing with an exercise program Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. and Monday-Thursday, 4-7 p.m.
·         Focus on eating for pleasure and health at the same time
·         Discussions on sleep
·         Using mindfulness to improve resilience
·         Coaching to help make these changes doable and fun

Who can participate:
Anyone who is interested in making changes in their lifestyle, whether it be around nutrition, physical activity, sleep or stress management should consider our program.  We will screen for symptoms of active heart disease and may require clearance from your physician.

For more information, pricing and to view upcoming sessions, check out the University of Utah’s wellness website.



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September is “Healthy Eye Aging Month—a good time to think about your vision, now and in the future.

Squinting a little more to read labels or catch that email on your phone? You’re not alone. As you age, it’s normal to notice changes in your vision. According to the National Eye Institute, some changes are normal, some may be cause for concern.

The full article can be found here.

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