Healthy Habits is a course offered by SOMC to help our community members adopt healthy life-style changes. This comprehensive program focuses on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, mindfulness, and more. Each session is conducted as a mini-support group and participants share ideas surrounding the weekly topic. The program helps adults achieve and maintain healthy lifestyle choices through educational materials, engaging onsite sessions, and group support at the worksite and other places throughout the community. For more information, please contact Community Health at 740.356.2552.
Rethink Your Drink
Do you ever wonder what’s really in that cup? Southern Ohio Medical Center can help you better understand if your beverage selection deserves a passing grade or needs an upgrade. This program helps people of all ages realize the impact of sugar sweetened beverages on their health. A Soda-briety Challenge is also available for groups.
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout life.
- Be as lean as possible throughout life without being underweight.
- Avoid excess weight gain at all ages. For those who are overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight has health benefits and is a good place to start.
- Get regular physical activity and limit intake of high-calorie foods and drinks as keys to help maintain a healthy weight.
You’ve probably heard, “you are what you eat”, but have you ever thought how much physical activity it takes to burn off that slice of pizza? Southern Ohio Medical Center is committed to help our communities ‘Eat Right’ and ‘Move More’ so that we can ‘Stay Healthy’. This program will direct learners of all ages that it’s ok to occasionally have a treat to eat, but that there is work to do after snacking!
Eat a healthy diet, with an emphasis of plant foods
- Choose foods and drinks in amounts that help you get to and maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit how much processed meat and red meat you eat.
- Eat at least 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and fruits each day.
- Choose whole grains instead of refined grain products.
- If you drink alcohol, limit your intake.
- Drink no more than 1 drink per day for women or 2 per day for men.
Sometimes no matter how hard we try, attempting to eat healthy becomes too confusing and overwhelming. Media is filled advertising pills and supplements and commercials promising fast weight loss. Supermarkets are filled with aisles full of the latest and greatest products. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that requires a special diet. It becomes difficult to know what the healthiest options are. SOMC offers nutritional counseling. To make an appointment, contact the Outpatient Dietitians at 740.356.8649.