Lifestyle Balance Classes Begin in September

 

Snow Hill, MD- Small changes often lead to major results and Worcester County Health Department’s free Lifestyle Balance program aims to help residents eat healthy, be active and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes with easy-to-follow tips and tools. New classes begin this September at the Atlantic Club in West Ocean City.


• Classes run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning September 11 and ending on January 15.

“The goal of Lifestyle Balance is to give participants the tools and skills to make healthy lifestyle choices with physical activity and healthy eating, which can help prevent a variety of chronic diseases like diabetes,” said Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention Services at the Worcester County Health Department. “We are excited to provide the program at the Atlantic Club. The club offers an accessible location and has a long history of being great community partners for public health.”


Lifestyle Balance is facilitated by the Worcester County Health Department and is a year-long, evidence-based, healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss program that has been proven effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke. Led by a registered dietitian and CDC trained staff, Lifestyle Balance classes initially meet weekly and focus on helping participants learn how to make healthy food choices and how to fit physical activity into already busy lives. After the 16-week core program is finished, the group will continue to meet monthly for the remainder of one full year.


All participants receive their own personal lifestyle change coach who will assist them with goal setting, progress, and overcoming barriers. Program participants also receive incentives such as step counters, resistance bands, cookbooks, and more. To learn more about the program, determine if you qualify for participation, or to enroll, please call 410-632-0056.

 

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