Registration is open for Edward Hospital’s “Lifestyle Under Construction” program.
The 12-week session is held Tuesdays from Jan. 29 to April 16 and will be held in the Edward Heart Hospital Ground Floor Conference Room, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville.
Initial evaluations, which are required to determine if the program is appropriate for registrants, begin this month.
“Lifestyle Under Construction,” a medically supervised program, is not a diet. Classes are taught by a cardiac nurse, registered dietitian, clinical psychologist or exercise physiologist who equip participants with long-term tools to trim their waist and lower their risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Weekly topics include nutrition, setting goals, managing stress, emotional eating and more. A personalized exercise program is developed for each participant.
“Lifestyle Under Construction” is recommended for those at risk for metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that puts a person in danger of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
However, a person does not have to have metabolic syndrome to participate in the program. Metabolic syndrome includes three or more of these risk factors.
These risk factors are: waist size greater than 40 inches for men and greater than 35 inches for women; blood pressure higher than 130/85; fasting blood sugar above 100; fasting triglycerides above 150; HDL (good) cholesterol less than 40 for men and less than 50 for women
The program meets Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (instruction plus exercise). The cardiac rehab gym is available for exercise on Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration in advance is required. A one-time fee, which covers bloodwork, initial 90-minute appointment and 12 weeks of instruction, is collected at the time of registration. Class size is limited.
For information, as well as to register and schedule an evaluation, call 630-527-2825.
For information about Edward-Elmhurst Heath, www.eehealth.org.