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Better Choices, Better Health workshop

Living with an ongoing health condition can be very difficult.

Effective self-management skills have proven to help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and those who are overweight or have other ongoing health conditions.

To help people live fuller, healthier and more active lives, Sanford Health is offering a free Better Choices, Better Health Workshop.

The workshops are for anyone with ongoing health problems and their support people. Participants will learn important skills such as problem solving, goal setting, relaxation techniques, and ways to deal with difficult emotions, pain, fatigue and stress.

New topics include falls prevention, weight management, and getting a good night’s sleep. This workshop was developed by Stanford University; research has shown that the workshop is extremely effective in helping people achieve better health, less time in the hospital, and a more active lifestyle.

As one participant said, “Now I have more energy than I’ve had in years. I’m calmer and more confident about my health.”

Free six-week workshop is being held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, from 1:30-4 p.m.

This workshop is for people with different types of ongoing health problems attend together.

Better Choices, Better Health is facilitated by two trained leaders with ongoing health problems themselves.

Registration is required; call Sanford Health at (701) 234-5570 or (877) 234-4240.