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2 Your Health No insurance? MUSC program offers free weight loss help

2 Your Health No insurance? MUSC program offers free weight loss help

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Breaking a sweat, does not mean you have to break your bank.  Whether you want to refine your row or stroll the track, Clinical Psychologist Dr Joshua Brown says the LEAN program at the Weight Management Center at the Medical University of South Carolina can help you.

"We wanted to provide a free service that allows people couldn't afford a weight management program." Dr. Brown said.

The LEAN in LEAN for Life, stands for Lifestyle Education Activity Nutrition.  The program is not for everyone.  Dr. Brown says the program is for people who have no insurance."So lower income residents we wanted to provide a free service to them."

MUSC medical students such as Shannon Looney will work with the participants during the free 12 week program at St Andrews Family Fitness Center West Ashley.  They will teach participants  to change what is not working for them. Looney says it starts with an exercise program.  "Coming up with exercises that people can do at home so it does not require equipment that you would have at a gym."   She also says the team will help people create meals that they will enjoy.  "We will look at recipes that people might tend to cook with their families soul food and ways to make it healthier."

The focus of Lean for Life is health and proving that building a better body makes good sense.

THE SESSIONS BEGIN THIS SATURDAY APRIL 13 AND WILL RUN EVERY SATURDAY FOR 10 WEEKS FROM 2PM-315PM AT THE ST. ANDREWS FAMILY FITNESS IN WEST ASHLEY.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER AND HAVE NOT MEDICAL INSURANCE.

MEDICAID RECIPIENTS CAN PARTICIPATE.

TO REGISTER FOR THE LEAN PROGRAM AT M-U-S-C CALL THIS NUMBER 792-5577

OR EMAIL WMC@MUSC.EDU

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