Craig health briefs for Jan. 17, 2015: Weigh and Win program offers incentives for healthy living
Craig — Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, installed a kiosk Tuesday in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby in Craig.
Colorado residents 18 and older can sign up for free and will receive daily coaching on healthy eating and active living by email or text message. The coaching includes tips for weight loss, daily exercise and meal plans, weekly grocery shopping lists and more.
The program, aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado, provides quarterly cash rewards for weight loss for those who begin the program at an unhealthy weight (body mass index greater than 25) as well as monthly prize drawings for participating. Participants weigh in quarterly (every 90 days) at the kiosk.
The kiosk is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. Participants can enroll at the kiosk, at http://www.weighandwin.com or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702.
For more information, visit http://www.weighandwin.com or call 970-875-1880.
Problems encountered enrolling for health insurance; help available at VNA
Some people are encountering problems enrolling in health insurance through the Connect for Health website, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.
If you are having problems, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and account number as it appears in your application. Do not list any medical or personal information.
To schedule a free appointment, call 970-824-8233 or schedule online at http://www.nwcovna.org/healthinsurance.php.
Open enrollment ends Feb. 15. To compare available health plans, visit Connect For Health Colorado at http://connectforhealthco.com.
VNA Aging Well classes resume in 2015 with new schedule
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Aging Well program — including all fitness classes, Senior Wellness and Foot Care clinics — resumed this month with a new schedule.
To view a full schedule of programs in 2015, go to http://www.nwcovna.org. For more information, call 970-871-7676.
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