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Taking Control of Your Health in Uncertain Times, July 27 - August 24

Monday, Jul 27, 2020 5:00 PM
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Taking Control of Your Health in Uncertain Times, July 27 - August 24
General Public
Health Improvement Program

When the world is full of uncertainty, it can feel like good health is just one more thing that is out of your control. But the reality is that there are many changes you can make in your lifestyle that will greatly enhance your health and well-being. In fact, research has shown that simply your belief in whether or not you have control plays an important role in the successful adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors. Gaining a sense of mastery over your own health can also help increase your feeling of control over other areas of your life.

In this 5-session online engagement class, we will examine the impact that lifestyle choices such as eating, physical activity, sleep, and stress management have on overall health and well-being. Through small group discussion, lecture, and weekly goal-setting, you will learn strategies grounded in behavioral science to help you make sustainable lifestyle changes and then apply those strategies to achieve your wellness goals. Walk away with the skills you need to take back control of your health.

After registration, participants will be contacted by the instructor prior to the first class to engage in a short phone call to discuss their wellness goals and expectations and confirm that the class is a good fit.

Facilitator: Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is the group behavior change program manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program and has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to HIP in 2002.

Class details are subject to change.

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