Nearly 160 Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) employees have signed on to take the LoneStart Employee Team Esteem Wellness Challenge at CTMC. The program, kicked-off through a series of 1-hour presentations made at the hospital last week by LoneStart Wellness co-founder Jay Seifert.
The LoneStart Wellness Initiative is a behavior-based program that provides participants with the opportunity, information, motivation and support to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals by overcoming inactivity and making better dietary choices. The program aims to jumpstart a change in the way participants think about their health and wellness, enabling them to go from negative, passive and frustrated, to positive, active and empowered. It addresses the serious effects of obesity and lack of physical activity on our society and health care system—and proposes a strategy for lasting change based on individual choice and responsibility.
“The LoneStart Wellness Challenge is a great fit with our Creation Health movement,” said Gary Jepson, CTMC President and CEO. “It gives our employees and the community an opportunity to make a positive change to their overall health and wellness.”
As a part of the Adventist Health System, CTMC’s focus and commitment to nurturing healing sanctuaries is an all-encompassing approach to health care—care that focuses on treating the whole person and keeps Christ at the center. The CREATION Health model inspires patients and employees to take control of their personal health and wellness. It is a blueprint for living a healthy and happy life based on the original principles found in the Bible’s Creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition.
“This initiative is an opportunity for us to not only reinforce our role as the wellness resource in our community, but to make an investment in our most important resource, the employees and staff of our organization,” said Jepson.
For additional information about this program or other Wellness programs at CTMC, please call CTMC Wellness at 512-753-3622.