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Help in keeping your New Year's resolution: It's Healthy Weight Week at IPFW

If you still haven't started the weight management program you resolved to begin, or if you've already tossed your new 2010 diet, help is on the way. IPFW has declared the week of January 17th Healthy Weight Week, and there's a free seminar on starting a healthy lifestyle in 2010.

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, and for good reason. Losing weight can decrease the risk for heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancer, angina, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gout, and other maladies.

Even if you haven't started your 2010 diet, or if you've already given up on that new exercise routine, 2010 is still young and there's still time to get the decade off to the right start.  To help you begin a healthier lifestyle, IPFW is promoting the week of January 17th as Healthy Weight Week.

The highlight of the week is a seminar with several prominent area speakers discussing weight management. The seminar, which is sponsored by IPFW Campus Ministry, will be held Thursday January 21st from noon - 1:15 at Walb Student Union on the IPFW campus. According to Dr. Ben Gates,  Campus Ministry Director, the public is invited and a complimentary lunch will be provided on a donation basis.

The panelists include:

Don Smith
IPFW Personal Counselor

Marsha Worthington, R.N.
Executive Director of America on the Move---Fort Wayne and also Fort Wayne Cardiology

Brian West
Exercise Specialist, Jorgensen YMCA

Misty Evans, R.D.
Weight Management Center of Lutheran Hospital

Gates says the panelists will be discussing general tips and ideas to help make a healthy lifestyle a
reality in the new year with an emphasis on weight management. 

There will also be a fitness fair at Glenbrook Mall on Saturday January 23rd.

For more information about the seminar, click here or contact Dr. Gates.

For more information about Healthy Weight Week, click here.

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