Published on April 24, 2020

Crow Wing Energized Offers Free Online Lifestyle Change Class

Currently, 1 out 3 individuals have pre-diabetes — but 9 out of 10 times people don’t know it. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diabetes. An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes.  Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss (usually about 10 -15 pounds) often work to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range.

The Lifestyle Change Class is a National Diabetes Prevention Program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with prediabetes. Participants learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in a 22-session diabetes prevention program. Groups meet online through Zoom with a trained instructor to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity

Two new classes are starting online through Zoom in May:

  • Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. starting May 13, 2020
  • Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. starting May 14, 2020

Groups meet online for 16 sessions over a 6 month period and attend 6 monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year. Each session is one-hour long.  Sessions cover:

Session 1 Welcome and Getting Started
Session 2 Be a Fat and Calorie Detective
Session 3 Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories
Session 4 Healthy Eating
Session 5 Move Those Muscles
Session 6 Being Active: A Way of Life
Session 7 Tip the Calorie Balance
Session 8 Take Charge of What’s Around You
Session 9 Problem Solving
Session 10 Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
Session 11 Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
Session 12 The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
Session 13 Jump Start Your Activity Plan
Session 14 Make Social Cues Work for You
Session 15 You Can Manage Stress
Session 16 Ways to Stay Motivated

Through Crow Wing Energized, the Lifestyle Change Class is offered at no charge to local residents. Please register online. All classes will be taught online through the Zoom platform. You can access this by calling in, using your iPad or tablet, or logging in on your computer. Once you have registered, your coach will reach out to you with directions on how to log in to the class,

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