Living Healthy – Put Life Back Into Your Life

— Written By Eleanor Summers and last updated by

If you have a chronic condition, chances are you experience fatigue, discomfort, stress, frustration or even anger and depression.
Would you like to feel better and do more of the activities you enjoy?
Would you like to make changes around diet or exercise but you don’t know where to start?
ŸWould you like to learn strategies for better managing your medications and communicating with your doctor?

Healthy Living teaches techniques that not only help you cope with conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other on-going chronic issues, but renew your sense of well-being so that you feel healthier. The series of six sessions help you develop new tools and skills that break the “symptom cycle” to feel better, and do more activities you love and enjoy. By learning to understand your symptoms, accomplish goals and relax, you’ll find increased energy, self-confidence and well-being.

Each session is high participatory where mutual support and success builds your confidence in your ability to manage your health. Healthy Living will not conflict with existing programs or treatments. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.

The Healthy Living workshop is FREE to participants and family members or caregivers and begins Tuesday, March 4th at N. C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. In each two and one-half hour session, you will set your own goals and make a plan to improve your health—and your life. Two trained leaders facilitate workshops, one or both of whom live with an ongoing health problem. A companion book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and an audio relaxation CD, “Time for Healing” will be available during the workshop.

Sign up today for Healthy Living by calling Burke Extension Center at 828-439-4460 to make your commitment to improve your health—one step at a time.