Goal to lose weight in New Year? Oklahoma Health Dept. helping you for free

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Making it a goal to lose weight in the New Year?

The Oklahoma City County Health Department wants to help you reach that goal.

Starting in January it’s offering total wellness classes for free!

The courses are designed to help you change your eating and exercise habits so you can lose the extra pounds and keep them off.

Participants will learn the basics of good nutrition and key steps for successful weight control including how to make easy healthy meals, controlling blood sugar and reducing appetite.

Instructors will explain why physical activity is so important.

Students will also learn how to motivate themselves to be more active and how to make smart meal choices when you eat out.

Classes meet one hour each week for 12 weeks.