Healthy Harbor Program for Gig Harbor
Do you have six weeks to devote to a healthier you? Are you a local small business looking for a wellness program for your staff? Then check this out – “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” is coming to Gig Harbor and you just can’t beat the price.
Gig Harbor’s own nationally recognized wellness author Joe Piscatella is bringing “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” to Gig Harbor starting this month. Thanks to generous support from St. Anthony Hospital and Metagenics, this program is available to you for only $75 per person or $125 per couple. At this price I expect this program to fill up!
Joe Piscatella will be conducting the community wellness program with one goal in mind: to improve community health by educating and motivating attendees to commit to healthy lifestyle habits. Gig Harbor’s size and demographics, its already recreation-oriented residents, along with the participation of our own St. Anthony Hospital, and Joe Piscatella himself enhance the potential for the success of this six-week program. Joe is well known nationally for his best-selling books, PBS television program, WebMD column and numerous media appearances. An opportunity to work directly with Joe is a good one.
Joe is an expert in helping people create and maintain healthy habits, and since healthy employees are more productive, have greater peak-performance energy, are absent less frequently, and cost less each year in health care benefits, local employers should be considering this program for their staff. Since small employers often can’t afford the kind of wellness programs some large corporations offer, here is an inexpensive option to help your staff under the tutelage of our own local health guru.
I’m planning on signing up – even though I already know one of the weeks I will be out of town. I’m excited to hear Joe’s program, as well as the guest speakers he will be bringing in, such as Dr. Wajahat Khan, family medicine physician at the Gig Harbor Medical Clinic, and Holly Martindale, a Franciscan Health System registered dietitian.
The cost of the program also includes each participant’s pre- and post-program biometric measurements (including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose and BMI). Over the six weeks participants will work to change habits while learning new skills each week, and then be tested again at the end of the program. Individual results are entirely your own and confidential, but results as a group will be shared.
Sessions will include:
April 19th Make Your Health Last as Long as Your Life (Longevity)
April 26th Eating Healthy in a Doubleburger-dotcom World (Nutrition & Diet with Holly Martindale, RD, CD, St. Joseph Outpatient Nutrition Clinic)
May 3rd Move It Or Lose It (Exercise)
May 10th Take a Load Off Your Heart (Stress)
May 17th Healthy Cooking at Home (Meditteranean diet demonstration with Franciscan Chef Justin Blair)
May 24th Raising Fit Kids in a Fast World (Family Health with Wajahat Khan, MD)
Kudos to Franciscan and Metagenics for supporting this Healthy Harbor program for our community. And Kudos to Joe Piscatella, who is one of this nation’s longest living survivors of bypass surgery (34 years), for his commitment to sharing the science of healthy living with Gig Harbor.
Wanna join me in 6 Weeks to a Healthier You? Sign up today by calling Franciscan Health System at 888.825.3227.