Alliance Wellness and Rehabilitation starts Healthy Weights Initiative
Alliance Wellness Rehabilitation is leading a new initiative in Moose Jaw to provide a comprehensive, free program to assist residents manage their weight and improve their health. Participants are eligible for the program if they have a body mass index over 30 and a note from their doctor.
The Healthy Weights Initiative includes 72 personal training sessions , 12 dietary sessions, 12 cognitive behaviour therapy sessions and significant social support. The program hopes to assist 1,000 overweight or obese Moose Jaw residents to manage their weight and part of a wider effort to reduce the prevalence of obesity in the city by 20 percent.
Click here to read letter of support excerpts from doctors and community groups in Moose Jaw.
Click here to read more about the initiative from the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.
Click here to see the story from the CBC National News.