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Photo submitted Delta County Memorial Hospital is offering a program to help participants learn how to eat right and exercise in order to successfully lose weight. The cardiac rehabilitation department's exercise facilities at Delta County Memorial Hospit

Are you frustrated with trying to get your weight under control? You are not alone. More than 70 percent of Americans are overweight and about half of these people are trying to lose weight. Weight loss isn't easy -- only about 20 percent of people who try to lose weight succeed. According to a recent study, weight loss is very difficult because people underestimate their calorie intake, they overestimate how many calories they burn in exercise, and meals are often eaten at the wrong time. Weight isn't just a matter of looking good for a wedding -- it is a matter of health and wealth. Being overweight increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Delta County Memorial Hospital can help you learn how to eat and exercise in order to successfully lose weight.

Get up and Go is an 8- to 10-week program designed to give you the tools you need to make lifestyle changes that will get you to a healthy weight and keep you there. The program includes a personalized fitness evaluation and supervised exercise with certified exercise physiologists, an individualized diet plan and nutrition education by registered dietitian/nutritionists, and group support throughout the entire program. The program also follows Medicare/Medicaid guidelines, and is covered by many insurance plans. Registration is ongoing so you may join at any time. Call the DCMH dietitian's office at 874-6410 for more information. Preregistration is required.

Delta County Memorial Hospital is here for your health and wants to help you get started on a healthier way of life!

Photo submitted Delta County Memorial Hospital registered dietician Jilleisa Jezak offers nutritional nutrition education in a one-on-one session to Get Up and Go participant Anne Burbank.
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