Local Wellness Firm Challenges Youngstown, OH (and Whoever Else has Internet Access) to Lose Weight
Good Health Industries is challenging its community to improve their health. They've developed a weight loss program open to all comers free of charge, and plans for the inception in January 2012, with subsequent editions several times each year.
Youngstown 1000 lb. Challenge
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Dec. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Good Health Industries, LLC, a health and wellness firm based in Youngstown, Ohio, is challenging its community to improve their health. The company has developed a weight loss program which it will deliver to all comers free of charge, and plans for the inaugural commencement in January 2012, with subsequent editions several times each year.
Coined the “Youngstown 1000 lb. Challenge”, the internet-based program consists of eight weeks of behavior modification challenges, designed to be implemented one at a time, with each new healthy behavior being built on the previous. Another facet of the program is the support forum, linking participants with each other, as well as professionals, for the support needed to make the behavior change permanent. “This program delivers the core concepts of research-supported, practical and maintainable weight change, specifically what I utilize in everyday practice with my patients”, says Matthew Good, founder of Good Health Industries and the program’s designer. These core concepts are: (1) inclusion (not exclusion) of key foods; (2) reasonable physical activity; and perhaps most importantly, (3) motivational support. Good explains, often, over-restriction of diet and implementation of unrealistic exercise regimens leads to failure, regardless of all good intentions. Focusing on the means, being modification of specifically identified behaviors, rather than the ends, being weight loss, produces the outcomes sought by an increasingly unhealthy and overweight society.
The program is offered on-line at http://www.elementsofgoodhealth.com/youngstownchallenge. While there is no restriction of eligibility based on residence, Good says he hopes to make a noticeable impact on the health of people of Youngstown. “Ohio seems to fair slightly worse in health-related census categories, such as incidence of obesity and consumption of fruits and vegetables, when compared to the rest of the country. Youngstown is, and always has been, a proud community, and it’s time we set an example for the rest of the state, and country, for that matter.”
About Good Health Industries, LLC – With almost a decade of experience, Good Health Industries provides weight management solutions for individuals ranging from overweight to morbidly obese. Our in-home counseling and comprehensive support services assure our patients the superlative probability of success by identifying key behaviors with each individual and implementing systematic change to those behaviors. For more information, visit http://www.elementsofgoodhealth.com or call (330) 333-4304.