Change our health for the better | Health
Methodist Hospital will host the third event in the “Living Healthy” series scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2013. This program, entitled “Where Are You on the Path to Change?” will be presented by psychologist, Dr. Libby Bethel and will take place at the Hospital, 1305 North Elm Street, Henderson, in the Therapy Services Department, located in the lower level of the North Tower from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Many of us have made resolutions recently regarding improving eating habits, increasing exercise, decreasing our stress, developing better coping skills, or stopping smoking. Some of these resolutions are “repeat offenders” from year to year. A 2012 Gallop poll indicates that Kentucky is third among all states for highest percentages of obesity and tobacco use. Kentucky is listed as the 7th state from the bottom in terms of ratings for healthiest places to live. Problem behaviors are important from both a clinical and a public health standpoint because they are strongly associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and overall decreased quality of life. The goal of the “Living Healthy” series is to change these statistics for Henderson, Union, and Webster Counties.
Dr. Bethel will discuss the stages of change - how to identify where you are in the change process and the variables that impact the process. This presentation will help kick-off subsequent Living Healthy discussions on exercise and mindful choices for both emotional and physical health.
Refreshments will be provided and seating is limited, so please RSVP your attendance to 831-7836 by phone or to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.