“Weight creep” caught up to you?  Need that extra motivation to stay fit during the winter? Is one of your new year resolutions to eat healthier and to lose weight?  If so, then Jump into Shape is just what the doctor ordered.

Jump into Shape addresses the physical and environmental demands faced by active-duty members, Department of Defense civilians, retired members, post contractors, Reservists and beneficiaries that hinders their ability to improve health and well-being.

It is a six-week, healthy lifestyle initiative developed by the Womack Nutrition Care Division.  The Jump into Shape Wellness Initiative will run four times this year.

If you miss out on the first program, just join us the next quarter.  If you need more than six weeks of motivation, join us each quarter.

The program’s primary intent is to encourage healthy lifestyle practices during the winter months by increasing fruit, vegetables, and water consumption and exercising at least 45 minutes, 4 to 5 times a week.

Members are encouraged to participate in weigh-ins, body fat analysis, nutrition classes, and to record food and water consumption and fitness in a weekly log.

Prizes will be awarded to the individual with the highest number of points earned throughout the program.

In 2012, 180 participants registered for Womack Army Medical Center’s Jump into Shape Program. Overall, 192 pounds and 100  inches were lost.

Also, a decrease in body mass index from the start of the program moved the population from obese to a healthier weight range.

Registration for the first Jump into Shape program begins Feb. 18.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Beeman at 907-8088, or Renee Beringer at 907-8435.