Weight Watchers at Work sessions need more registrants to be held

October 10, 2011

WorkLife Programs is offering two new sessions of Weight Watchers at Work. A minimum of 15 people is required for each session of Weight Watchers at Work.

One will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Thursdays in Physics Building, Room 298. It begins Oct. 13 and runs through Jan. 19.

The other new session will be offered from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 18 and running through Jan. 17. It will meet in the Physical Facilities Service Building, Room 1179.

For those looking either to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help effect a lifestyle change to assist with that goal. If a participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 class fee if participants attend 11 of 12 meetings. Participants are eligible for only two of these incentive rounds in their lifetime.

People who attended a commercial weight-loss program, Weight Watchers, lost twice as much weight over a year as those who were given standard care by their primary-care provider, a new randomized, controlled trial shows.

The study, which appears in a recent issue of Lancet, is the first to illustrate that a commercial provider is more effective for weight loss than primary care management.

To register for Weight Watchers at Work or other offerings, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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