NPR: Holding Off the Holiday Heft

National Public Radio highlights the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s Maintain Not Gain holiday weight program

Can you relate to this? It’s the holiday season, and the parties, the rich meals, the sweet treats can seem bottomless.

“Well, it is a little bit of challenge, because I do like food,” says Margo Waite, an administrative assistant at the University of Colorado. Like a lot of people, she’s struggled with her weight. “In the past, I have, because I wasn’t active,” says Waite.

Waite started running and watching what she ate more closely. And now she’s getting some additional help from the new pilot program developed by her employer, CU’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Its goal is to help “Maintain Not Gain” weight during the holidays.

The six-week, virtual campaign is aimed at helping folks make it through the holidays. It delivers helpful reminders like workout tips and recipes via email blast and the web. – See more at Colorado Public Radio.