We’ve all heard of Christmas in July, so why not New Year’s resolutions in August? Maybe it won’t catch on, but August is a great time to look back at those resolutions and get yourself back on track to healthy living. You don’t need a new year to make healthy changes. Whether you are looking to stop smoking, lose weight, start exercising, or change your lifestyle for the better another way, there is no time like the present to get started.
Make 2014 your year for healthier living. Set goals that you can achieve and build on them. For example, if your resolution is to eat better, make it a goal to add fruits and veggies to breakfast five days a week. This could be a handful of spinach with your eggs, blueberries in your oatmeal, or swapping peanut butter for avocado on your toast.
You don’t have to make these changes alone. Healthy lifestyles can be easier to keep if you have a support group. Having your family on board with your change is a great way to build support. Joining a walking group or a smoking cessation class can help you meet other people with similar goals. Crittenton’s Community programs offers a variety of groups and classes that will help you meet new people and create healthy living habits that can last a lifetime.
Take a look at the programs below or view more classes to get started. Our calendar has new classes all the time, so don’t forget to come back to the site and check it out or call our Community Education Director for more info at 248-652-5269.
- Wellness Series: Good Nutrition: It’s a Family Affair - This wellness series is taught by a registered dietitian and is free to the community. Nora DiLaura will review healthy meal planning, healthy lunches, snacks, and recipes.
- Overeaters Anonymous - This 12-step program helps you deal with your unhealthy relationship with food. The group is for those struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or overweight issues.
- A Matter of Balance - This class is for any older adult concerned about their restricted activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program and is designed to help increase activity levels, emphasize practical strategies, and minimize falls.
- Dinner with a Doc - Check our community calendars for upcoming Dinner with a Doc programs. Our physicians meet with community members for a light dinner and discuss health prevention tips and advice. Try Dr. Stewart’s talk on Taking Your Heart to Health.
- Individualized Diet Consultations - A registered dietitian can help you create healthy nutrition habits that may help you lose weight, lower high cholesterol and hypertension, manage celiac disease, and ease other concerns. Call (248)-652-5660 for an appointment.