Weight Management

Fitness and Cardio*

Being overweight or obese has become twice as likely as having a healthy body weight in the United States. As a result, rates of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular conditions including hypertension, elevated cholesterol, heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes continue to climb. The Wellness Center at Estes Park tackles the underlying cause of many health risks by addressing necessary lifestyle modifications to achieve a healthy weight. Relying on data from initial client assessments, science-based weight management programs are used to customize daily training regimens, nutritional guidance and cooking demonstrations. To enhance wellness and to ensure success after returning home, tools for monitoring on-going progress are offered such as subscriptions to ongoing weekly sessions with nutritionists via phone and e-mail. 

Updates

August 16, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Start Your Day Right

Eat a healthy breakfast to start your day right. Many people decide to forego breakfast, but many experts agree that eating breakfast essential to a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast is the fuel to kickstart our day, and gives our body and mind the energy it needs to operate at an optimal level. The first meal of the day is also an opportunity to start the day off with a healthy, thoughtful meal. Have a plan and prepare a well rounded and nutritious breakfast. This will give your body the right fuel, as well as provide momentum to continue with healthy eating for the rest of your day. 

 


August 9, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Find a Buddy For Training

Motivation is a huge part of maintaining a consistent and effective workout. Don't try to do it alone! Find a friend who has similar goals that would like to get and stay in shape with you. This person should be supportive and enjoy exercise. Try and find someone who will encourage you to keep going when you are tired. It also helps to have someone who is around your ability level. This way you both will stay challenged and will notice the gains that you make together. But most importantly, you need to have fun together!


August 2, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Plan Healthy Snacks

Plan ahead with healthy snacks - at your desk, in your car, or in your travel bag. Having whole food options within reach when hunger strikes will help ensure you don't make poor choices. Try packing a few handfuls of raw almonds. Almonds pack a decent dose of protein and do a great job of curbing hunger. Or try cutting up some veggies such as carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli. These kinds of vegetables have significant nutritional value and will stay fresh throughout the day. Another good option for food on the go is a protein shake. Carrying protein powder is easy, and you can always find water or milk to make your shake. It only takes a second and with the right protein powder, this can be an excellent meal replacement.