Healthy Lifestyle Course

Diabetes Prevention Program

Lifestyle Reclamation, Innovation, Transformation

If you’ve found this page, or it found you, you are ready for change. What we offer is as revolutionary as you make it. Reclaim if you feel lost. Innovate if you feel stuck. Transform if you really mean it.

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Orthopedic Sports Therapy teaches the Healthy Lifestyle Course, based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program, developed by the National Institutes of Health. Research has demonstrated that the risk for transitioning from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes can be reduced by 58% via a lifestyle program of healthy eating, regular physical activity and modest weight loss. This course is designed to decrease the risk of Diabetes, but applies to all of us who want to learn and grow with healthier eating and living.


For more program information, email Melanie Kahler, DPT, at

For an example of the course schedule, click the link below.

2019 course schedule


Healthy Lifestyle Course Topics:

The following will be covered in the course:
Understanding Food Nutritional Value
Three Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories Without Being Miserable
Integrating Exercise into Your Life in a Fun, Safe and Effective Manner
Being Active - Making it your way of Life
Take Charge of What's Around You and Solving Problems
What are Fats - Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fat
Healthier Recipes -- Modifying recipes
Eating with More Variety and Balance
Staying on Top of and Increasing Your Physical Activity
Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events to Prevent Relapse
Stress and Time Management
Heart Health - Diet & Cardiac Health