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Scale Back Alabama

You are worth it GraphicScale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free, statewide wellness program for adults, ages 18 or older, designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and have fun while doing it. We caution individuals to check with their healthcare provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

Beginning in 2023, we will no longer hold the annual 10-week program. Still, SBA is available as a self-guided, self-paced program for individuals and groups who want to set and track individual goals or as part of wellness programs.

Although weight loss is a goal participants may set for themselves, it is not the only goal. Practicing healthy behaviors at any weight will benefit a person’s health. Many factors affect weight, and it is important that behavior change be celebrated even when weight does not change.


Scale Back Alabama is a good fit for anyone who is ready to adopt healthier habits and looking for resources and a little guidance on how to do it. Our Blog and Health Tips will provide you with evidence-based nutrition, physical activity, and health information from experts from across the state. Check out our Resources section for links to healthy recipes, goal trackers, and more information to help you on your journey. Learn more>>


Scale Back Alabama is the perfect addition to worksite wellness and community health programs. Hosting a site is easier than ever with the new self-guided, self-paced format. Coordinators can use the SBA tools and resources to help empower individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. Learn more>>

Page last updated: September 15, 2023