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Upcoming Stanford HIP Classes

Science & Dimensions of Wellness

In this course, taught by a number of experts, you will learn the science behind well-being and ways to make better lifestyle choices in the areas of stress management, nutrition, and physical activity. You will receive personalized one-on-one support, practical advice, and motivation to help you take charge of your wellness. The program includes: four interactive group sessions on fitness, nutrition/weight management, stress, and healthy aging; clinical measurement options related to cardiovascular disease prevention and weight management; and a wellness plan with 5 weeks of individual wellness coaching.

Instructors: Jill Fattor, MS, Associate Research Scientist for the Mobility Project at the Stanford Center on Longevity; Phil Cutte, PhD, exercise physiologist and director of Stanford Human Performance Lab; Renee Burgard, PhD; Shauna Hyde, RD, Stanford Prevention Research Center; and HIP wellness coaches.

Date: Group sessions Fridays, 1/23-2/13
Time: 12:00-1:00pm (bring calendar to schedule individual appt)
Location: Mitchell Bldg, 379 Panama, B-67
Class code: sdw-01
Class fee: $25
STAP/EA Funds: YES

We have two weight management/behavior change programs starting Jan. 20th and Feb. 5th. Please read the descriptions below.

(1) Weight Management: Building the Foundation (12 week program). Facilitator - Deborah Balfanz, PhD

This program will teach you the skills to help you gradually change life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. The program consists of (a) an initial 15 minute phone call to learn more about the program and to assess whether this program is right for you, (b) an online health assessment and (c) 12 weekly small group sessions. In the group sessions, participants set a short-term goal that they work on between sessions. They discuss their progress, obstacles, and strategies with one another. The facilitator also leads a discussion on a topic related either to behavioral science (e.g., staying motivated, building a support network), or on a topic more directly related to weight loss (e.g., non-hunger). The program does not provide participants with a diet or exercise plan. Rather, our philosophy is that participants come up with their own goals, with input from the facilitator and other group members. After the 12 weeks, it is our belief that participants will have the skills and strategies needed to continue on their path to a healthier lifestyle. At that point, many participants will feel confident working on their lifestyle improvements on their own, while others may want to enroll in another behavior change program for added support.

The group begins on Jan. 20th and will meet every Tuesday from Jan 20 to Apr 7, from 5:15-6:45pm. The fee for University employees and families is $200; fee for SHC employees and families is $225. Community members pay $250. Eligible University and SHC employees can use STAP/EA funds.

**If you are interested in enrolling, please email Debbie at dbalfanz@stanford.edu to schedule the 15 minute phone call.

(2) Weight Management for Women (4 month program); Jayna Rogers, MPH and Julie Anderson, MPH are the facilitators ** For women only**

This four month program is designed to help women gradually change life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. The program consists of an online health assessment, fitness assessment, one individual meeting with a health coach, and small group sessions. In the group sessions, participants set a short-term goal that they work on between sessions. They discuss their progress, obstacles, and strategies with one another. The facilitators also lead a discussion on a topic related either to behavioral science (e.g., staying motivated, building a support network), or on a topic more directly related to weight loss (e.g., non-hunger). The program does not provide participants with a diet or exercise plan. Rather, our philosophy is that participants come up with their own goals, with input from the facilitators and other group members.

The groups meet on ten Thursdays between Feb 5 and May 21, from 5:30-7pm. The fee is $575. STAP funds approved.

**For information visit http://hip.stanford.edu/classes-wmw.htm and to enroll contact Jayna Rogers at 724-7347.