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January 3, 2012

"Living Well with Chronic Conditions" Class Kicks of a Healthy New Year

(Ogden, UT) The Weber-Morgan Health Department, is offering a free six-week "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," self-management class to individuals who want a healthy start to 2012.

 “This is a time of year when people think about making healthy changes to their lives,” says Rochelle Creager, a health educator with the Weber-Morgan Health Department. “We try to help people learn how to set goals, communicate with their caregivers and deal with their emotions. Taking this approach, helps people break down their care into smaller more manageable pieces and puts them in control of their disease.”

Classes are free to individuals living, or caring for individuals, with a chronic condition such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments.

The series of 2.5-hour classes begins January 11 and will be held each Wednesday until February 15th from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Weber-Morgan Health Department, 3rd Floor Library, 477 23rd Street, Ogden, UT, 84401.

Registration is required, and can be made by calling 801-399-7187.