The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Community

July 23, 2013

Getting a handle on weight

Community Hospital offers weight management class

ANDERSON – A healthy lifestyle can be a battle in a culture where there are so many easily available less-than-healthy nutritional options.

Community Hospital Anderson is ready to get alongside and teach how to make lifestyle changes to get weight under control, feel better and live healthier.

Their eight-week weight management class starts Aug. 6, just in time to get a handle on things before the weather starts to cool down.

The hospital offers the class about four times a year, and past classes show that members generally realize a significant weight loss during their participation. Registered dietitian Danielle Olney said the average weight loss during the class is about 7 pounds. Her last class, in June, managed an average loss of 10 pounds.

“It’s encouraging to see people have success,” said Olney. She noted it’s not just the weight loss, it’s the improvements in self-esteem and mobility that are gratifying.

Each class is just 30 minutes long, held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. It’s designed to fit into busy schedules.

“It’s made so that people who are still working can get into it,” said Olney. She noted that the classes usually have a cross section of participants, from parents with young kids to retirees.

“The majority is for weight management; some just want a healthier lifestyle,” said Olney.

Participants weigh in at each class. Class members get an individualized meal plan and guide. Olney makes a sample week’s worth of menus available as well.

“We talk a lot about how to get 500 calories less a day,” said Olney. For some people, that may mean becoming more active. Others may seek to cut something out of their diet, like switching up soda for water. “They end up making goals every week.”

In addition, each week Olney presents a different topic like using the My Plate guide, and learning about the food groups. Other topics explore physical activity or label reading. The class includes a virtual trip to the grocery story, and tips for dining out.

Text Only
Community
  • FEA HB0417 Ghost Hunters Paranormal investigators visit Paramount The Paranormal Answers Research Team, a group of investigators who travel to alleged haunting sites, recently visited the Paramount Theatre to see if the building filled with history is also filled with ghosts.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA HB0418 LITTLE BIG TOWN Kathy Griffin to perform at Hoosier Park Emmy and Grammy winner Kathy Griffin will dish about her latest run-ins with celebrities and observations about Hollywood’s elite and popular culture in the Terrace Showroom when she brings her stand-up act to Anderson on April 26.

    April 17, 2014 4 Photos

  • Jazz night comes to Paramount Hopkins and Miller’s Sunset Stomp Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Paramount. The performance is one of the first events for the 27th Annual City of Anderson Little 500 Festival schedule.

    April 17, 2014

  • Community Briefs: April 18 A compilation of community news items as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 17, 2014

  • Weekend Calendar: April 18 Entertainment scheduled at area venues for April 18-20.

    April 17, 2014

  • Live music: April 18 The following listings for live music and other entertainment at area venues are published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 17, 2014

  • Bailey, Jim mug Jim Bailey: It’s a rough life when you’re six years old going on adulthood My granddaughter Gracie turns 7 in a couple of months. Two of her mother’s sisters, Becky and Sarah, can forewarn her on what she’ll face when Gracie’s age gets into double digits.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0417 - Ghost hunters-Kelly Dickey Kelly Dickey: Ghost hunting leads to more skepticism and a fun story The thought of spirits terrified me as a kid, intrigued me as a teen and added to the various questions I have about life as an adult. But mainly they’ve been entertaining.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: April 17

    A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 16, 2014

  • FEA HB0416 Reno Sweeney Review: Classic Cole Porter tunes in 'Anything Goes' Light-hearted entertainment reigns at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre as the stage is filled with sparkling costumes, quick stepping and even a little slapstick thrown into the mix. “Anything Goes,” now playing through May 11, may be a musical celebrating its 80th anniversary, but the humor is not lost on modern audiences.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin