Austin, Texas – The crystal ball has dropped in New York City, the fireworks have gone off and we have entered the roaring 2020’s. Start your year and decade off right by attending Austin Public Health’s new series of healthy living classes. Our APH trained facilitators will guide you away from the diet fads with sales pitches and into an actual healthy lifestyle.
The free classes, which are available in English and Spanish, meet for six weeks and discuss topics including diabetes control, exercise, healthy eating and stress control. These classes are available for anyone who is interested in healthy living, management of type 2 diabetes, or prevention.
In Travis County, diabetes is the eighth leading cause of death, and 7.8% of adults report being told by their physician that they have diabetes, according to a report by Austin Public Health. Nationally, diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans, and 86 million more Americans are living with a serious health condition called prediabetes, which increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes.
“Don’t become part of our statistics,” said Stephanie Helfman, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program manager. “Let us help you make lifestyle changes little by little to promote healthy eating, active living and stress control.”
Eleven series of free healthy living classes are available at the following locations and times:
- People’s Community Clinic: Tuesdays, January 7-February 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Northgate Apartments, HACA: Wednesdays, January 8-February 12, 9:30-11 a.m.
- SAIVA – Asian American Resource Center: Wednesdays, January 8-February 12, 12-1:30 p.m.
- Conley Guerrero: Thursdays, January 9-February 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Linder Elementary: Tuesdays, January 14-February 18, 8-9:30 a.m.
- Blanton Elementary: Wednesdays, January 15-February 19, 8-9:30 a.m.
- St. Barbara Catholic Church: Wednesdays, January 15-February 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
- People’s Community Clinic: Thursdays, January 16-February 20, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- People’s Community Clinic: Thursdays, January 16-February 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
- McBee Elementary: Fridays, January 17-February 20, 8:30-10 a.m.
- Guerrero Thompson Elementary: Thursdays, January 16-February 20, 8-9:30 a.m.
Austin Public Health’s Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program works to promote health and quality of life throughout Austin and Travis County by working within the community to prevent and control chronic disease.
For more information and to register for the classes, visit www.healthyplaceshealthypeople.org/diabetes/.