This program can help you improve what you eat and help you become more physically active. Eating well and being active are important to reducing your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. It is called the Med-South Lifestyle Program because the eating plan is similar to a Mediterranean diet, but includes foods that are often eaten in the southeastern United States. This type of eating pattern has been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 30%.
The program is given during 4 sessions. A health coach will lead you through one session each month. There is also an option to check in with your coach between sessions to review your progress. The content of each program session and a list of additional materials is shown in the Table of Contents. The content has been revised (as of January 31, 2017) to be current with the scientific literature on healthy eating, physical activity, and health outcomes.