Health & Safety

November 1, 2013

AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent diabetes

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During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Freeze the Gain Challenge to help prevent type 2 diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a national epidemic and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country.

More than one in four adults has pre-diabetes and one in ten adults have diabetes. Keys to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes include healthy lifestyle habits that focus on weight management, physical activity and proper nutrition.

Freeze the Gain is a weight maintenance program that encourages participants to maintain – not gain – weight during the eight week period of the challenge, which runs from Nov. 18, 2013, through Jan. 10, 2014. Civilian Health Promotion Services will be conducting the program.

The Freeze the Gain program has four parts:

  1. Enroll online at AFMCwellness.com between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 (appropriated fund DOD civilians need to complete the online Health Risk Assessment when they enroll)
  2. Complete an official FTG weigh-in by CHPS staff between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15
  3. Attend one CHPS class about Preventing Diabetes between Nov. 18 and Jan. 10
  4. Get weighed-out by CHPS staff between Jan. 13 and Jan. 24

Participants that complete the FTG program without gaining more than two pounds of their initial weight will receive a FREE copy of the Eat Right for Life Cookbook Companion. For more information, contact your local CHPS team or visit www.AFMCwellness.com.




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