Help Your Patients Achieve a Healthy Weight

Do you advise your patients to lose weight? If so, check out American Medical Association Healthier Life Steps® program, which offers hands-on tools to help patients establish and achieve their goals. You’ll even find tips to start a discussion about weight loss with your patients. 

The Healthier Life Steps program, offered by TMA, provides these practical resources to help you encourage your patients to exercise, quit smoking, eat healthier, and reduce risky alcohol use:  

  • Patient lifestyle questionnaires, 
  • Action plans, 
  • Progress-tracking calendars, and 
  • Continuing medical education opportunities.  

In addition, the Weigh What Matters app helps patients track their weight, diet, and exercise — and even calculate their body mass index score — as they work toward their goals. The app also allows patients to view and email progress reports to their doctor. 

Healthier Life Steps program materials are free for physicians and patients, courtesy of TMA and AMA. Physicians can download the materials for use in their practices. For more information, email the TMA outreach coordinator or call (800) 888-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.  

Action, Nov. 15, 2013

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