This is a month-long "user-friendly" educational program for people experiencing early signs of health risk factors. Our instructors will share, in layman's terms, how the risk factors may contribute to chronic disease and then help participants map out a personal prevention plan. Individuals who have already been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as diabetes, will also benefit from the information and plan. Our goal is to help participants establish healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle.
Dates: New session begins Monday, March 4 When: Mondays, 5-6pm Where: Y-HLC Conference Room 1 & 2 Registration: Y-HLC Welcome Center or reserve a spot via e-mail Cost: $25 Course Topics Class 1: Develop intrinsic motivation towards a lifestyle change Class 2: Move with Cardio & Strength Exercise Class 3: Gain Helpful Nutrition Basics Class 4: How to continue the journey to a healthier lifestyle
Americans are in the midst of a "lifestyle disease" epidemic. Chronic diseases have become a major burden in the United States and Iowa, as they lead to decreased quality of life, account for severe disability in 25 million Americans, and are the leading cause of death, claiming 1.7 million lives per year. Aside from the health impact, the cost attributed to treating chronic disease are estimated to account for 75 percent of national health expenditure. [Soeren Mattke, Christopher Schnyer, and Kristin R. Van Busum, "A Review of the U.S. Workplace Wellness Market", Rand Health, 2012: pg 9.]