Losing just 5 to 10% of your body weight can significantly reduce the medical risks associated with excess body fat. Join this intensive lifestyle change program for help achieving this initial weight loss.
This is an intensive 12-week plan that includes individualized goal setting, weekly weigh ins, peer support, and medical supervision. Jump start your weight loss success by focusing on your current health and how to incorporate healthy habits to improve your health.
Before beginning this plan, check your BMI. You must have an initial body mass index (BMI) of >30 kg/m2 OR a body mass index of >27 kg/m2 with a weight-related health condition in order to participate. If you don’t qualify for this Health Action Plan, you may want to participate in the Lose Weight Health Action Plan.
Employee spouses are not eligible to participate in this Health Action Plan. But, those enrolled in Sandia medical coverage can complete certain activities for up to $50 each year. Go to Join a Health Action Plan to learn more.
Your first step is to attend an initial appointment with a Health Management Clinic provider to:
Receive an order to obtain baseline labs (bloodwork) and schedule a visit with a Health Management Clinic medical provider.
Set your 5-10% weight loss goal.
Schedule an initial fitness consult to collect baseline biometrics, assess baseline fitness, identify appropriate physical activities, and develop a plan for achieving 150 minutes of exercise per week.
Schedule follow-up appointments at six and 12 weeks to review progress and problem solve.
Fitness classes – Our staff of certified exercise professionals offer a variety of onsite group fitness classes. To participate, you must complete the PAR-Q form.
Fitness facilities – Fitness facilities are open to the entire workforce and offer a variety of cardio and resistance training equipment, perfect for morning, lunchtime, or after-work exercise sessions. To use the facilities, you must complete the PAR-Q form, and in New Mexico, you must also schedule a gym orientation. Call 505-844-2437 to schedule your orientation.
Energy Hubs – Our Energy Hub locations are spaces for mindfulness, meditation, stretching, and movement that can help you recharge, restore, and renew your mind and body for increased productivity, health, and safety.
Monthly Mile – Walking breaks take place the first Tuesday of every month in New Mexico.