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All topics are presented in a conversational manner in which all attendees- professionals, special needs and community health program participants, community members and community leaders- can relate on a personal level and walk away feeling inspired to make the lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing. Presentations can be modified according to the audience.
Understanding and Managing Diabetes
Diabetes is a public health threat that can be prevented and managed. Understand what it is, what causes it, how it is treated and small changes in the lifestyle that can go a long way.
Know Your Numbers! You know You Should, But Just What Does That mean?
So your doctor or nurse says your blood pressure is ok? What is ok, and how can you keep it that way? How high is high and what is the danger associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar. Are you REALLY in control Here? Yes. Let’s take the mystery out of health reports. Whether it is cholesterol, blood sugars, blood pressure or body mass index, understanding what your results mean empower you to make personal decisions to improve your health.
3. Advocating for Your Own Health
When you or someone in your life is sick the most important thing is to treat the symptoms. But then what? Understanding the root cause of illness can help prevent future health events and keep chronic disease at bay. It all starts with preventive care. Learn what questions to ask and how to get all the answers you need during your visits with your healthcare provider. Integration of mental health in primary care.
Understanding and Managing Stress
STRESS!!! It’s everywhere. Some can be avoided and some cannot. What is the long term impact of stress on the body? What can you do about it? Includes mindful mediation/and relaxation strategies to improve coping skills and preventing long term stress related illness.
Nutrition is Nature’s Medicine
If you were prescribed a medication you would swallow it and it would go to work for you. Food—that is…nutritious food, goes to work for you as well. Learn about nutrition and weight management, immune support and longevity.
Medications and Weight Management
Many medications include side effects such as weight gain, which leads to metabolic syndrome- which leads to insulin resistance. Why is it important to manage weight while on psychiatric medications? Why is hydration important? Weight management and cooking tips for all citizens including those in mental health residential programs.
Maintaining Mobility and Independence with Functional Exercise
Not training for a marathon or entering a muscle contest? Fitness is not just for elite athletes. Understand how functional exercise helps to maintain mobility and independence during the aging process. An overview of ways to improve cardiovascular, flexibility, and muscle and bone strength. How balance exercises can prevent falls, and muscle strength can reduce the risk for fractures. The importance of ability appropriate professional exercise programs and guidance for those with disabilities and special needs. Includes seated exercise (optional).
The Whole Person- A Balancing Act
Mind, Body, Spirit are all components of a healthy life. Good health includes addressing all areas of ones life. How to address all of the components of a healthy lifestyle and promote longevity and wellbeing.
All topics can be presented individually or as a combination of subjects.
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