Ohio University

Risk Reduction

Notice Regarding Wellness Program (PDF)

WellWorks is currently not offering in-person Risk Reduction offerings due to COVID-19. Though, virtual offerings are in full swing! Check out our FAQ page or fill out our Virtual Risk Reduction Program Interest Form.

Those who are currently participating in Risk Reduction are doing so in a remote capacity. Not able to join a cohort but interested in resources about movement, fuel, recovery and stress management? Check out our Virtual offerings on the WellWorks Portal!


Searching for a lifestyle makeover? Risk Reduction is a comprehensive approach to your wellness through prevention and rehabilitation of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Inactivity, excess body weight, stress, high blood pressure, and poor blood sugar control are just some of the factors that put your health and wellness at risk. All of these risk factors may be reduced by healthy living!

This twelve-week program will guide you down the road to wellness with a team of ten participants. New teams form every January, May, and September. You will take ownership of your health and find wellness as you adhere to a more physically active lifestyle, a healthier diet, and a more mindful management of the stress in your life.

For 12 weeks you will:

  • Attend weekly team support meetings
  • Learn to quiet your mind, relax, and become increasingly more aware of your body in our exclusive yoga classes
  • Be matched with a personal trainer who will customize a workout and help you set goals specific to your needs
  • Receive individual nutritional counseling that will meet you where you are on the nutrition continuum and help you change your diet in a positive way

As you make healthy lifestyle changes, we will help you monitor your progress. For the duration of one year, you will complete health testing every three months to monitor the changes in your health.

A healthy lifestyle is a prescription that you will be empowered to write. By adhering to this prescription, you can expect to feel better and enjoy a higher quality of life.

If you would like more information about the program or would like to be contacted about upcoming teams, please contact Josh Christen at christej@ohio.edu or 740.593.0197.

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