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AHS provides education and support with online health workshops

Each online workshop is free of charge

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting local individuals to attend health information workshops that are helping Albertans make positive adjustments to their lifestyles.

The workshops are offered as part of the Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP), an AHS initiative designed to promote healthy living and provide easy access to helpful information. AHLP workshops cover a range of information, including heart health, stress management, nutrition, diabetes care and chronic illness management.

The classes are offered online in accordance with public health guidelines on physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All AHLP sessions are led by AHS professionals who share their expertise in group discussions and provide support and encouragement to participants. Each online workshop is free of charge.

Upcoming Zoom workshops include:

– Sleep Well – discover tips to help you sleep better, reasons why you may have trouble falling asleep, and the important link between quality sleep and good health. These sessions run July 12th and Aug. 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

– Moving Matters: Including Physical Activity in Your Day. Discuss ways to become more physically active, benefits and barriers to being more active, and ways to set your own physical activity goals. These sessions run July 14th, Aug. 12th and Sept. 8th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Minding Stress

– Discover ways to effectively reduce and manage stress in daily life, learn about the hidden costs of stress and explore causes. These sessions run July 19th and 26th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

– Nutrition Labels: Reading Between the Lines

Learn about label reading and understanding the nutrition facts table. Get a better understanding about nutrient and health claims. Build skills to help you make the healthiest choice at the grocery store. These sessions run July 29th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Aug. 15th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is required as dates and times are subject to change. For more information and to register to attend, please call the Alberta Healthy Living Program at 1-877-314-6997.