Steps to Health Take Control Program Starting in April

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N.C. Cooperative Extension of Polk County will be offering a free series of classes to help you take control of your health. If you want to get started living a healthier lifestyle, the Steps to Health Take Control program might be for you.

The Steps to Health Take Control program teaches strategies for participants to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating healthy and being physically active as part of chronic disease prevention. Take Control is an 8-session chronic disease prevention program that provides strategies to help adults manage their health.

Take Control helps participants reach a healthy lifestyle through goal setting, planning, taking action, tracking, and reflecting. A personal tracking tool is provided for participants to use in setting a short-term SMART goal and creating a weekly step to make progress towards the short-term goal. Each 1-hour session includes easy physical activities, goal setting, planning and tracking, guided discussion of weekly steps, opportunities for sharing and celebrations, and sampling of healthy recipes.

Lessons come with a handout that summarizes the primary goals from each lesson, along with a featured recipe. The handout includes the Weekly Action Plan—to support participants in developing their short-term SMART goal and weekly steps to plan, take action, track, and reflect on their weekly step.

Classes begin Monday, April 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Senior Center. To register please call Jimmi Buell at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Polk County office at 894-8218 or Donna Carson at 894-0001, or register online using the link below.

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