MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Wellness Program at WVU Healthcare and Health Sciences is offering “The Spectrum Enhanced,” an eight-week educational program based on the best-selling book and research of Dr. Dean Ornish.

The program was designed for individuals who want to prevent disease, reduce the risks for developing a chronic condition or learn to adopt lifestyle changes that can help manage diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. This program provides a personalized approach to customize a way of eating, managing stress and exercise that is based on each individual. Spectrum helps people identify where they are on the health continuum, offering them a full range of optimum lifestyle choices.  

“This program combines the teachings from the Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and ‘The Spectrum’ book with an enhanced two additional sessions focused on nutrition, which tends to generate the most questions early on in adapting these powerful change tools,” Dave Harshbarger, Ornish program director, said. “This program is best for individuals who may or may not have heart disease or other chronic conditions but want to take a proactive approach to their health to turn back the clock on metabolic changes that may predispose them to disease. It demonstrates how to personalize an optimal way of living based on individual health goals, needs and preferences.”

Classes begin Tuesday, March 26 and meet for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on and around the WVU Healthcare and Health Sciences campus. For more information, call The Wellness Program at 304-293-2520.
For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
dh: 03-12-13