We have customized and structured each of our programs and workshops to help you make positive changes to your health and well-being.
These programs are designed for people who are wanting to: make lifestyle changes (for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes), improve sleep quality, stop smoking, improve mental health and wellness, create a healthy eating pattern with a busy schedule, manage stress and emotions, fit exercise and physical activity into their schedule, AND MORE!
If any of these sound like changes you would like our help with, then scroll down for more information about each program and workshop!
National DPP Lifestyle Change Program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program -or National DPP- was created in 2010 to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and Type II diabetes in the United States. This national effort created partnerships between public and private organizations to offer evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that help prevent Type II diabetes in communities across the United States.
One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity which showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing Type II diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). For more information about the National DPP, click here.
This will be a 16 week program held at the Health Professions Building Room 113 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on Tuesday evenings from September 24th - February 11th.
Overview: Learn about the health benefits of sleep and how to improve your sleep quality. Assess your risks for health problems from inadequate sleep. Attendees may qualify for a free at home sleep test at the end of the workshop. Sleep study will provide diagnostic screening that may be helpful to share with your personal physician.
Dates: Thursdays 10/10 and 10/17 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Health Professions Building (on Ball State’s campus) in room 113.
Eating Healthy with a Busy Schedule
Overview: This workshop will provide information on what healthy eating is and how to create a healthy eating pattern. Attendees will learn strategies to incorporate a healthy diet in their busy life by making easy, healthy changes. The sessions will provide tips on making meals that are tasty and healthy, and tips to make healthy selections when eating out.
Dates: Wednesdays 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Health Professions Building (on Ball State’s campus) in room 113
Exercise 101: Basic Core Strength
Overview: This workshop will provide information on starting healthy habits, basic core strength, and fitting fitness into your schedule. Attendees will engage in activities, receive tools to assist with being successful in these areas, and learn about how they can take control of the conflicting schedule between life and health. Each session will last about 30-60 minutes (depending on the topic) for 4 weeks. This workshop will be offered every other month.
Dates: Wednesdays 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Health Professions Building (on Ball State’s campus) in rooms 115/116
Overview: You alone can change your life. We are here to help you work towards a better lifestyle without tobacco. Learn about the health consequences of using tobacco and the benefits of stopping. Attendees will be able to set their own goals and receive resources to help them quit smoking. Work on overcoming those daily difficulties that come with quitting tobacco use.
Dates: Wednesdays 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Health Professions Building (on Ball State’s campus) in room 112
Mental Health and Integrated Wellness
Overview: This 3-session workshop will engage attendees in activities and provide information about how nutrition, exercise, and sleep affect their mental health. Attendees will participate in group discussions about their own difficulties in these areas, gain support, and develop a new plan to improve their mental health for the future.
Positive Coping Skills Workshop
Overview: This workshop will provide information on managing stress and adverse emotions. Attendees will engage in activities and learn about how they presently manage stress and ways to improve through group discussions. Attendees will learn about describing emotions and building positive emotions.
Giving Yoga a Try
Overview: This 2-4 session class will educate attendees about the foundational elements of yoga and will teach some basic yoga poses that participants can do at home.