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Metro Tech’s MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach programs offer tai chi, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing, yoga and Zumba. (Oklahoma City Community Foundation / provided)

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can

Feris O'Brien On Air at the Spy studio.Photo/Shannon  Cornman

Food Briefs: Hideaway Pizza Radio, Eats on 8th & Harvey, Cowboy Chicken and more

Hideaway Pizza launches a radio station; Eats on 8th & Harvey returns; Cowboy Chicken, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Schlotzsky’s and Potbelly Sandwich Shop locations open; and more

Dr. J. Arden Blough and Chiropractor Todd Farris pose for a photo at Broadway Clinic in Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 16, 2016.  Dr. Blough holds a prop representing five pounds of body fat. (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Weight management, hormones, medication play important roles in weight-loss journeys

“I have a friend who lost 40 pounds in her mid 60s and has maintained for five years, but she’s as obsessed as I am. I don’t want to be there,” Horton said.

Dietician Lori Manning meets with her patient Sara Creech at Mercy Edmond, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Weighed down: Oklahoma Gazette series examines obesity and healthy weight management

“What we try to do in our office is absolutely listen. We have clients who are eating too many carbs and we go in that direction,” Manning said.

Losing to win

But ultimately, none worked. “I didn’t lose any significant weight,” he said. Healthcare professionals regularly tout the same method for weight loss: balanced meals and exercise. But this advice is often ignored when fad diet advertising floods media, particularly in the new year. Oklahoma dietician Lacey Bixler considers these plans short-term solutions that typically fail

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