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Workshop on healthy living begins April 4 at M State in Detroit Lakes

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, six-week “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.

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, “It’s like hiring a personal manager to take charge of your life, and that manager is you.”

The workshop is being held in Detroit Lakes at Minnesota State Community & Technical College on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., starting  April 4 and continuing through May 9.

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 for more information.