Lost It Through Diet & Exercise

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Diane’s wake up call, and blessing in disguise, came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer November 19, 2010. During an appointment with her oncologist, she stepped on the scale and saw 285 pounds. It was the turning point in her life. She knew she needed to be healthy in order to function for her […]

Diane’s wake up call, and blessing in disguise, came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer NoDiane Glennvember 19, 2010. During an appointment with her oncologist, she stepped on the scale and saw 285 pounds. It was the turning point in her life. She knew she needed to be healthy in order to function for her job and family.

Diane has worked at North Kansas City Hospital for 32 years. As a hospital employee she has utilized the educational and group exercise classes, Fitness Center and wellness staff, as well as Cancer Rehab and Fatigue Management. Through these avenues she has been able to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since January 2013, she has lost 100 pounds, going from a size 24 to size 12. Diane doesn’t hesitate to ask the wellness staff for assistance when she needs it to help her maintain her fitness level. Diane tracks her food intake because she knows exercise without changing your diet is only half the battle. She participates in group exercise classes (Spin, Pilates and Boot Camp) several times a week to help her stay motivated.

There have been many changes in her life due to her metamorphosis but the most important thing for her is that she now feels great, she’s off her blood pressure medication and has a whole new wardrobe!

Make Your Own Healthy Lifestyle Change

A group exercise class can seem intimidating to a person new to exercise.  Choose a beginner class so you’re around others similar to your fitness level. Exercising in a group setting has proven to motivate people because you’ve paid for the class, there is a schedule to follow and it takes the guess-work out of “what do I do now?”

For those who prefer a one-on-one session, personal training may be a better option. During these sessions, certified personal trainers take you through a variety of exercises that are right for you. You can take this education beyond your sessions and incorporate it into your daily life for your own sustained healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about the hospital’s Fitness Center, the NKC Community Center or our group fitness classes (land & pool) and personal training sessions to begin your own wellness transformation.

Casey Quintanilla

Casey Quintanilla

Casey has been affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital since 2009, beginning as a graduate school intern. After completing her Master’s Degree she worked as a contract employee through the Community Health and Wellness department until 2010, when she joined the hospital full time as the Employee Wellness Specialist in Human Resources. She attended college at Northwest Missouri State University, where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations, then continued on to earn her Master’s Degree in Applied Health Science. According to Casey, putting her two degrees together yields the most perfect career in the world. On a daily basis she has the opportunity to market all aspects of wellness. She encourages employees of the hospital to live healthier, happier lives by maximizing the potential everyone has inside them. She loves this quote by Dean Ornish: “Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Health is not something you need to get; it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.” She believes that everyone has the ability to be the best they can be. Sometimes, they just need a cheerleader to get them there!

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