Weighting for the pounds to come off
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions includes eating healthier, exercising more and losing weight. These attempts may be successful at first, but many dieters often end up gaining the weight back.
Amy Knights, diabetes and wellness educator at The Memorial Hospital, said 95 percent of those who lose weight will gain it back in three to five years.
She, along with registered dietician Arin Koonce, run the Moffat County on the Move class at the hospital in an attempt to change that.
“People can try to lose weight if they want (in the class),” Knights said. “But we try to focus on health.”
The course goes on for eight weeks and teaches participants healthy eating habits, exercise tips and how to face the mental challenges that coincide with the physical ones.
She gives out pedometers (footstep counters) to those interested and also invites those with weight-loss success stories to speak to the group.
“It’s to help people change lifestyle behaviors so they’re more healthy,” Knights said.
Tammy Workman and Heather Brizzolara, manager and desk assistant, respectively, at Trapper Fitness Center, agreed that a change in how people live is necessary for them to lose weight and be healthier.
“I don’t think it should be a New Year’s resolution,” Brizzolara said. “It needs to be a change in lifestyle.”
Every year, the women see a drastic increase in new memberships around the start of the new year, but they notice motivation fizzles out just a couple of months later.
“It’s two months tops,” Workman said. “OK, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe three. (But then), so much for their New Year’s resolution.”
For those who wish to keep their resolutions in 2005, the next Moffat County on the Move course starts Wednesday, and Knights invites anyone interested to sign up.
“It’s something to help people change and stick to it,” she said. “I think every community needs that.”
For more information about Moffat County on the Move, call 826-2511, or 824-6932 to contact Trapper Fitness Center.
Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031 or email@example.com.
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