The RENEW Program

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women has partnered with a registered nurse, an exercise physiologist and Dr. Lyons to help address obesity and compulsive overeating in Memphis, Tenn. Their solution is unique.

"The Baptist program considers emotional and physical factors – the whole mind-body connection," Lyons said. "In Memphis, I'm not aware of anyone else addressing this issue from the body-mind connection and putting it at the center of a program."

The RENEW program is a healthy lifestyle 12 week program that includes Personal Training, Nutritional Teaching, and Group Psychological Counseling. The goal of RENEW is to:

  • Provide participants with tools that equip them to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Recognizing and dealing effectively with emotional triggers that influence eating
  • Managing stress, understanding change, developing assertiveness and establishing realistic expectations
  • Making healthy food choices, eating balanced meals, getting active, and losing weight using the non diet approach

Benefits

  • Twelve weeks of exercise (45 minute sessions of cardio and weights)
  • Psychoeducational group sessions with the Psychologist and Educator. Information provided to develop a healthy lifestyle discipline.
  • Nutritional Group sessions discussing healthy eating
  • Medically supervised Nutrition and Exercise Program
  • Development of a healthy lifestyle and weight loss

Qualifications

  • Willing to make changes in habits
  • Attend meetings all scheduled meetings
  • Complete chapter work prior to class
  • Participants must reside in the state of TN

Participating in the Program

Classes are limited to 12 participants at a time, and the cost is $750. Obese adults at least 50 pounds overweight are eligible for the program.

For more information about the program or participation criteria, please call 901-227-3519.

RENEW is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Participating in the Program

Classes are limited to 12 participants at a time, and the cost is $750. Obese adults at least 50 pounds overweight are eligible for the program.

For more information about the program or participation criteria, please call 901-227-9133.

RENEW is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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