Cochise County healthy living program begins Oct. 5

Cochise County will present a Healthy Living workshop series from 9-11:30 a.m. each Thursday from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9.


Cochise County will present a Healthy Living workshop series from 9-11:30 a.m. each Thursday from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9.

The series, which will be held at the SEABHS Administration Building, 611 W. Union St., Benson, will be geared toward helping residents optimize their well-being.

Based on a program created at Stanford University, participants will pick up ways to self-manage chronic diseases more effectively through an evidence-based curriculum; not only to handle physical challenges and medications but also socio-emotional components, such as handling stress, communicating well with loved ones and caretakers, and adapting one’s lifestyle towards healthy diet, exercise and sleep routines.

Conditions for which the workshop can be helpful include diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, depression, cancer or obesity.

“Wellness programs like these can have a significant impact on reducing healthcare costs and improving an individual's health because a primary focus is on prevention of multiple chronic diseases and reducing risk factors,” officials stated on the Cochise County government website.

The free series offered via the county’s health and social services division is sponsored by Community Food Pantry of Benson, South Eastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services (SEABHS) and Arizona’s Department of Health Services. 

To register for the series, contact Najayyah Many Horses at thehealthylife4u@gmail.com or 520-719-0179.

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