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Weight Watchers at Work: It's Working

Sept. 4, 2012

Recent studies indicate that 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and some cancers. The implications for managing health care and health care costs are considerable.

During the spring of 2012, the Office of Wellness and Human Resources were able to bring onsite Weight Watchers meetings to campus. Since the end of February the group has been meeting on Mondays during lunch in Wilder 211. A weight management program is one of the cornerstones of a worksite wellness program. Whatever your weight loss goals, the Office of Wellness and Human Resurces invite you to take the challenge.

In just a few short months members of the Oberlin group have lost well over two hundred pounds. Group leader Lynn Gotsis has said this is indeed impressive. Oberlin College’s onsite Weight Watcher’s meetings are open to the all members of the Oberlin Community. Members of the on campus group have said it is fun and report, “We learn from each other.”

On Monday, September 17 at 12:30 pm Oberlin’s worksite program will host an Open House and Information Session. Anyone interested in attending to learn more about how Weight Watchers works and how to join is welcome to attend.

For more information on how to become a member of the on campus group, email ocwellne@oberlin.edu. Please visit [ OC Well] (http://new.oberlin.edu/office/wellness/index.dot) and Like us on Facebook (OCWELL) for updates on other programs and services.