Whether you are trying to lose weight, or maintain a healthy lifestyle, MUSChealth.com offers the following tools and resources to help you achieve your weight loss and management goals.
Weight Management Text Messages MUSChealth.com offers a free text messaging service that delivers a daily weight management tip directly to your cell phone. These messages provide tips to help you work weight management into your daily lifestyle.
Lighten Up Charleston The MUSC Weight Management Center is a proud sponsor of Lighten Up Charleston. We encourage all of our patients and visitors to join the Mayor's initiative to have our city lose 100,000 lbs. The website provides lots of information and tools to help you help make Charleston the healthiest city in the Southeast.
Weight Management Center Newsletter The MUSC Weight Management Center offers a monthly weight management newsletter to patients and non-patients alike. These newsletters contain healthy recipes, information about local fitness events, healthy lifestyle tips, etc. To see a sample newsletter or to subscribe or unsubscribe, please click the link above.
Interactive Calculators and Quizzes These interactive calculators and educational quizzes will help you to determine a healthier body weight for you, and offer some tips on leading a healthier lifestyle.
Weight Management Video Library Watch videos of professionals at the Weight Management Center. For instance, learn about fast-food nutrition, hear a little about how we can help you lose weight and keep it off, and listen to the stories of a few of our research study participants.
Tips for Improving Body Image
Josh Brown, PhD and Pat O'Neil, PhD provide you with helpful information on improving your body image. Check out both of the handouts below.
Weight Loss Tips for Teachers Josh Brown, PhD and Tonya Turner, RD, LD provide teachers with some practical tips for managing their weight. Download and print this helpful handout, and be sure to share it with your teaching friends and colleagues.
Stress and Eating
Josh Brown, PhD presents information about stress and eating, including tips for dealing better with stress and keeping it from affecting your eating, waistline, and health. This video presentation has no sound, but is simple to follow.
Virtual Grocery Store Tour
Tonya Turner, RD, LD, one of our excellent registered dietitians, takes you on a trip through a local grocery store to give you tips on making healthier decisions in the store, which will help you eat healthier at home and more effectively manage your weight!
Tips for Enjoying the Holidays Without the Weight Gain
Professionals at the MUSC Weight Management Center have prepared a list of some of the more helpful tips for managing weight over the holidays. The holiday season is traditionally one of the more difficult times of the year to manage one's weight. Click one of the links below to print our helpful handouts or view our presentation... we aim to help you enjoy your holidays while also managing your weight over this festive season.
Treat This, Not That! Download and print our helpful Halloween handout; share it withyour family, friends, and coworkers so all enjoy a fun and waist-friendly Halloween
Halloween Infographic - for Children and Parents An Infographic about Childhood Obesity (from our friends at the MUSC Children's Hospital)
Eating on the Fly: Don't Let Your Travel Unravel Your Diet!:
Eating on the Fly handout was graciously donated to us by the MUSC Weight Loss Surgery Program
Other online resources:
American College of Sports Medicine The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest & most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. From astronauts to athletes to those people chronically diseased or physically challenged, ACSM continues to look for and find better methods to allow everyone to live longer and more productively. Healthier people make a healthier society.
Fitness Jumpsite Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, a fitness professional, or a "newbie" to fitness, Fitness Jumpsite provides the resources you need to get fit and stay fit.
NIDDK Health Information: Nutrition & Obesity The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The Institute conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting the public.
Portion Distortion Quiz Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. Some portions are called "super size," while others have simply grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. Take this short quiz to see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago.
Shapeup America This Web site is designed to provide you with the latest information about safe weight management and physical fitness. You can explore the different areas of our site by clicking on one of the interactive rooms.