Did you leave your New Year’s health resolution back in the beginning of January? Let us help you rescue it! If you made a resolution to lose weight, look no further than The University of Vermont Medical Center’s “Move To Lose” program. It helps people get healthy and manage their weight by fostering realistic habits around eating and exercise that will last a lifetime.

What is “Move To Lose”?

“Move to Lose” is a 16-week, behavior change-based exercise and weight-loss program located at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department of the UVM Medical Center, 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington. As its name suggests, the program consists of two components: a personalized exercise regimen inclusive with the use of the Cardiac Rehab gym and nutrition education through a series of lectures and interactive discussion. 

How it Works

MOVE – Exercise

First, as a participant you will be scheduled for a consultation with one of our Cardiac Rehab providers to determine your personal risk factors, fitness level, and goals for the program.  Then you will meet with one of our case managers (an exercise physiologist, physical therapist, or nurse) in the gym to orient you to your medically designed exercise program and proper use of the equipment.

Participants are also counseled on how to maximize their exercise program for maximum caloric expenditure (burning calories!). Research shows that a continued exercise program is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.

LOSE – Nutrition Education

This portion of the program is a series of lectures given by a registered dietician, Kim Evans, RD, who is trained in behavioral weight-loss management. The class meets each Thursday night from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. where a variety of topics are covered including;

  • Exercise journaling;
  • Eating patterns;
  • Eating triggers;
  • Eating environment
  • Nutrition for today’s health

What Participants Say

“Move to Lose is the right amount of time to effectively change up the way you treat yourself and the way you can live your life in a more healthy way. Shame and self-sabotage are checked at the door and not allowed in – love that! They deliver a scientific basis for actions and reactions that make for good, common sense, and better choices. I came away with a better, more developed sense of what my body needs from me, and better ways of dealing with stress and feeling rundown. The best part is the “can do” attitude you learn to practice for yourself. This terrific program should be called:  Lose to Win! It’s not just the weight you lose, it’s the new awareness you have of yourself that is the really big win”!  -Muffy

How You Can Sign Up!

The next session of the “Move to Lose” program starts on February 18, 2016!

Space is Limited! Sign up today to join a community focused on health, gain access to our gym, receive a personalized exercise program, enjoy weekly social support on learning new habits, taste some new foods, lose weight while having some fun!

To register, receive price information, or receive move information, please call 802-847-4514. Or, visit us online at “Move to Lose” Program. 

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