According to the Centers for Disease Control, two-thirds of adults are overweight and almost one-third are obese. Obesity and overweight are serious health risks that have been associated with the rise in heart disease, back and neck pain, certain cancers, diabetes, arthritis and depression.
Inova WeightNET is a comprehensive workplace care management program to address all aspects of weight management.
This gradual lifestyle change program assists with incorporating healthy choices into daily life and, therefore, impacting weight. Inova WeightNET is progressive, goal-based and tailored to meet an individual's need.
Research studies have demonstrated that assessment and monitoring with dietary, behavioral, cognitive, social/cultural and activity therapy for at least six months are all required parameters for a successful weight loss program. Weight maintenance programs require assessment, monitoring and relapse therapy for three to five years.
Inova WeightNET assists employees to lose weight and maintain their weight loss through a long-term comprehensive program. Proven strategies are tailored to individual participants based on assessments of health risks, learning styles, readiness, lifestyle patterns and knowledge. Participants receive nutrition and activity education, cognitive and behavioral training, as well as goal setting and process monitoring via classes, emails and online. Inova care managers provide individualized coaching to each participant.
Benefits of Inova WeightNET
- Registration available onsite and online
- Physical assessment that includes body composition analysis - reassessments offered quarterly
- Individualized support by an Inova care manager who provides quick and thorough answers to questions by email and phone
- Individualized weight loss plan based on personal assessment of lifestyle needs and concerns
- 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to online information, communication and education
- Confidential educational website
- Monthly newsletters, classes and other educational resources