Boarding Schools for Weight Loss

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  • Before there were public schools, there were boarding schools. The first
    academy opened in 1763, about 100 years before the public school movement was even on the American agenda.


    Because students often traveled from a good distance away, many of the
    attendees lived with faculty masters or boarded with townspeople.
    Since then, boarding schools have transitioned into highly structured,
    residential private schools
    where students live in dormitories or
    resident halls that are supervised by school staff. Meals are shared in
    a community dining hall.


    Since their conception, boarding schools have adopted a variety of faces

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    and now include college preparatory boarding schools, all boys or
    all girls boarding schools, military schools, pre-professional art
    schools, religious boarding schools, junior boarding schools, and
    therapeutic boarding schools.


    We now can add to the mix boarding schools that specialize in weight
    loss.


    Wellspring Academy
    The Wellspring Structure House is a residential weight loss facility
    located in Durham, North Carolina. The Structure House program is an
    integrated approach for weight loss that uses the principles of 
    nutrition, exercise, and psychology to help clients lose weight and
    maintain weight loss. 


    Twenty-one percent of the Structure House clients have lost 20
    percent of their body weight
    and have kept the weight off. A typical day
    includes three healthy meals, one to one therapy, exploring strategies
    for weight control, and exercise and personal training.


    Wellspring Camps
    Wellspring has a number of campuses located across the United States and
    offers summer programs that extend from three to nine weeks in length.
    Pricing differs for each location and range from about $5,900 for three
    weeks to about $11,750 for nine weeks.


    Wellspring acknowledges that many families are cost conscious and offer
    options to make pricing more affordable. They also point out that
    lifetime out-of-pocket expenses to address obesity and the accompanying
    problems is about $550,000.


    The Mindstream Academy
    Yet another boarding school for weight loss is the Mindstream Academy.
    Mindstream is staffed by credentialed professionals who help clients
    improve their health, fitness and nutrition by using a multifaceted 
    social, emotional, and environmental approach
    .


    The fitness program consists of periods for walking, running, and
    stretching. Prior to lunch, clients will partake in bodyweight exercises
    such as kickboxing and Zumba. Athletic fields for soccer, volleyball,
    basketball, or kickball are used at midday.


    Students will learn to grow their own food from planting to harvest and
    will diet within the guidelines of the FLOW program. The Fresh, Local,
    Organic, Whole food style and nutrition program is based on the premise
    of simple, healthy eating and teaches students how to select and prepare
    their own food.


    Licensed professional counselors teach students how to improve
    self-esteem and deal with peer pressures by changing their cognitive
    thought processes. Clients learn to identify behaviors and triggers.

  • Equine-assisted therapy also is incorporated into the counseling agenda.

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    Mindstream has individualized academic programs to keep students on pace with their school curriculum.  

     

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    References:
    About.com
    Boarding Schools.com
    Boarding School Review
    Mindstream Academy
    Wellspring Camps
    Wellspring Weight Loss.com

Published On: March 31, 2014