Health and Wellness Classes
- Health and Wellness
- Group Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention
- Diabetes Self Management Education
- Blood Pressure Management
- Stress and Health
- Online Resources
The Health Promotions and Education Team provides educational classes and presentations on a variety topics such as healthy eating, eating right on a budget, menu planning, weight management, physical activity, disease prevention, substance abuse resistance, food safety and more.
If you would like to request a presentation or class in your community, please fill out an Outreach and Education form.
Class Announcements are added here as classes are scheduled, please check back often.
Group Lifestyle Balance (The National Diabetes Prevention) Program is a year-long lifestyle change program that provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Program sessions focus on behavior change through interactive educational sessions, group support, and guidance from a trained lifestyle coach.
Group Lifestyle Balance Program:
-Educates participants on basic nutrition concepts, menu planning, and the value of self-awareness and monitoring through journaling.
-Participants increase their physical activity levels by pursuing a program established goal of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.
-Addresses the importance of practicing mindfulness to achieve balance in how we eat and how we move.
Are you are risk for prediabetes? Find out here.
Have you been diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes?
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) can help you learn to control your elevated blood sugars, feel better and live longer! Through our DSME program we show you ways of making slow, small changes to your life that will bring down your blood sugars, give you more energy and better A1C’s, and decrease your risk of heart disease, blindness, or loss of limbs due to amputation.
Our DSME Program includes…
•Introduction to Diabetes Class with a Registered Nurse
•Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with a Registered Dietitian
•Follow up visits with an RN trained in Diabetes Education
•Follow up visits with an RD for specialized menu planning
Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insured Clients pay no cost or low cost out of pocket for this life changing educational opportunity!
For more information about Diabetes Self Management Education click here or call the Onslow County Health Department at 910-347-2154.
Know It, Control It is a high blood pressure management program. During the four-month program, you’ll learn how to measure and track your blood pressure. You will also learn about lifestyle changes that can help you better manage your blood pressure.
During this program your blood pressure coach will:
-Help you check your blood pressure during each class
-Train you on how to self-monitor your blood pressure (take your blood pressure and record the readings using either an online tracker or a paper log regularly)
-Meet with you about your blood pressure readings, and monitor whether your blood pressure is going down, going up or staying the same over time
-Offer you tips and tricks for managing your blood pressure during one-on-one time and during the group lessons
Stress is a fact of life. And you may not be able to change your current situation. But you can take steps to manage the impact these events have on you. You can learn to identify what stresses you and how to take care of yourself physically and emotionally in the face of stressful situations.
Are you at risk for stress induced illness? Find out here.
Stress management strategies include:
-Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep
-Practicing relaxation techniques such as trying yoga, practicing deep breathing, getting a massage or learning to meditate
-Taking time for hobbies, such as reading a book or listening to music
-Fostering healthy friendships
-Having a sense of humor
-Volunteering in your community
-Seeking professional counseling when needed
The reward for learning to manage stress is peace of mind and perhaps a longer, healthier life.
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