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A TeleMOVE! Care Coordinator coaching a Veteran on the phone.

A TeleMOVE! Care Coordinator is waiting to take your call today!

Monday, March 14, 2011

You have one life… make it a healthier one!

We are now offering Veterans who want to lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health a more convenient way to get the support they need through -TeleMOVE!  What better time to get in shape than spring time. TeleMOVE! tailors a weight management program just for you.  It is like having your very own personal weight management trainer.

To get started please take our online 23 question survey so that our TeleMOVE! Care Coordinators can learn more about you, your health, diet, and activity level -  www.move.va.gov/Move23.asp

Then give us a call at 1- (877) 619-0106 and select option one.  Your call will be answered by one of our TeleMOVE! Care Coordinators and together you will discuss and decide which of the three TeleMOVE! support programs would be best for you.

• A 90 day weight management support program that provides daily interaction and support with a device called a Health Buddy. Every day the Health Buddy asks you questions about your health, diet and activity level as well as teaches you how to make lifestyle changes to help you lose weight. Once a week you will weigh yourself using the scale that connects with the Health Buddy.  Your TeleMOVE! Care Coordinator will support and encourage you by sending you messages through the Health Buddy and/or by giving you a call.

• A 19 week Telephone Lifestyle Coaching program. Telephone Lifestyle Coaching uses a workbook that is full of tips on healthier eating, getting more physical activity and making behavioral changes that will support weight loss.  You will also have scheduled phone visits with your TeleMOVE! Care Coordinator who will go over the information in the workbook with you and talk to you about your weight, nutrition, and physical activity goals.

• With our Telephone Maintenance Support program you will get a call once a month to check on your progress with your weight, nutrition and physical activity goals.  This support is available to you for as long as you need it.

All equipment and support materials are FREE and provided by VA.

Call us today at 1- (877) 619-0106
and select option one