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Wellness Program To Live Longer

Updated: Wednesday, August 7 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
A new wellness program at Mercy Health Fairfield Healthplex is helping many people lose weight and up the odds of living longer.

In our Medical Edge, Local 12's Liz Bonis shows us why one man from Colerain says it's been his secret to success!
Bob Price has just completed Zach Miller's wellness discovery program.

Zach Miller, Personal Trainer:
"It is a five week introductory program to exercise, healthy eating, and stress management."

He's had so much success that after a recent doctor’s appointment for his diabetes...

Bob Price, Participant:
"He said your blood work is so good, we are cutting your medication in half."

Now,his goal?

"I've decided I am going to live to be 100."

What's interesting is that he just might get there.  There are a couple of steps, according to a recent report, that you can take if you want to add years to your life.  And then, of course, there are a few that appear to take years away.  We are going to give you a few of these separate health habits so you can add them up or subtract.

For example, give yourself a point if you exercise 60 minutes most days of the week, if you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables most days of the week, if you drink 2 to three cups of coffee a day, if you don't smoke, and if you drink no more than one alcoholic beverage a day.

Take away a point if you drink more than one drink a day, smoke regularly, eat red meat more than two days a week, are overweight, or sit at least two hours a day.

You see, when it comes to wellness...

"Wellness is an all-encompassing lifestyle change."

 So you have to start, as Bob Price did, with the small steps. 

"I go to the gym three times a week."

Steps, as he's finding, add up to some really big results. 

For details on this wellness discovery program, you can call 513-942-PLEX (7539) or visit local 12 dot com.

You do not have to be a Healthplex member and it's offered at all sites for that 90 dollar fee.
Wellness Program To Live Longer

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