The Alberta Healthy Living Program provides services to those living with chronic conditions in communities throughout Alberta. For more information visit our website www.ahs.ca/ahlp (central zone tab) or our service listing for contact information.
Workshops include Better Choices, Better Health®, Craving Changes, Diabetes the Basics, Heart Wise, Healthy Lifestyles Series, Nutrition, Ready for Change, Stress Less, Sleep Well and Weight Wise Workshops:
Better Choices, Better Health® provides free workshops that offer support to people who have ongoing chronic health conditions, or are at risk of developing a condition (such as high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, obesity, chronic pain and others). Workshops will help you discover changes and strategies to help you live healthier. This education is originally based on Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and is available online. You can join workshops from any computer with an internet connection, including dial-up.
Diabetes The Basics is offered as a two-part group session led by AHS professionals who share their expertise, provide information and encourage discussions that can help participants better manage their condition.
Heart Wise Managing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure is a free, two-part group session offered by Alberta Health Services.
Eating Away From Home and on Special Occasions
Free workshop led by AHS health professionals. Learn how buffets, parties, vacation and holiday eating can affect caloric intake.
Goodbye Mealtime Struggles
Offers tips and support in dealing with young picky eaters.
I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How?
Learn tips on how to put your nutrition knowledge into practise with the 4 P’s: Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack.
Lifestyle Change: A Toolkit for Success
Free workshop led by AHS health professionals who share their expertise and guide interactive group sessions.
Managing Emotional Eating
Workshops offer safe, effective strategies to form positive food relationships.
Nutrition: The Top Five Tips To Reduce Calories
Learn the top five ways to lower calories and practice new strategies.
Nutrition Labels: Reading Between the Lines
Learn about label reading and understanding the nutrition facts table.
Learn about making healthy lifestyle choices to improve health, including the steps involved in making a healthy lifestyle change, and ways to make changes that will work for you.
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.
Learn about the different levels of stress, stress triggers, the effects of stress on the body and ways to remove, reduce, and prevent stress.
Discover ways to effectively reduce and manage stress in daily life, learn about the hidden costs of stress and explore causes.
Numerous specialized workshops that offer safe and effective strategies to keep a health lifestyle and weight.
Learn about obesity, how obesity impacts your life and health, as well as how to record what you eat, your physical activity and how you are feeling emotionally.
Learn about the benefits and barriers to becoming more active, ways to become more physically active, and how to set personal activity.
Move Your Mood
Eight-week healthy lifestyle program for children and youth promoting the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating and positive coping to enhance mental and physical wellness.
Supervised Exercise Information Sessions
Teaches participants with chronic conditions how to exercise safely, prevent injury and stay on track for living healthy
The Truth about What Works
Workshops offer safe, effective strategies to keep pounds under control
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A free eight-week program starts next month to help seniors prevent falls, primarily in the home.
This free eight-week program teaches participants how to cope with one’s grief.
Expectant parents are encouraged to start planning now for their journey from pregnancy to delivery and the arrival of their newborn. Prenatal education is an important tool to help you understand what is ahead. View our Prenatal Education Programs service listing for more information and contact info.
Registered dietitians answer questions about introducing solids and textures.
Starting Off Healthy
Rehabilitation works to support wellness and quality of life, and improve the ability to participate in meaningful life
Screen Test, offers screening mammograms at two fixed locations – one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. But sometimes getting to a screening clinic isn’t easy or it’s simply too far away. That’s why Screen Test also has two mobile breast cancer screening trailers that travel to about 120 communities throughout rural Alberta. For more information visit screeningforlife.ca