Weight Loss Support
Date: March 1, 2013
It takes two to lose weight—you and your coach. That’s the concept behind Innergy, a new weight-loss benefit available to many Johns Hopkins Health System employees, starting March 1. Instead of using fad diets, pre-made meals and gimmicks, the program promotes interactive website support and regular phone calls from health coaches trained to help participants set realistic goals, eat healthfully and address issues that can trigger overeating. The program is based on results from Johns Hopkins-led research that found that participants enrolled in a weight-loss program featuring coaching by telephone along with Internet support lost 5 percent of their body weight and kept it off. To enroll in the program, employees must have a BMI of 30 or greater. Those who enroll during the first year will be charged a discounted rate of $11.54 per paycheck. To register or for more information, visit jhhs.innergynow.com.