Active Choices is a 6-month individualized program that can be delivered by telephone or through online meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom). It provides remote guidance, feedback and support while offering adults the flexibility to choose when and where to undertake their physical activity. This individualized approach to physical activity facilitates long-term exercise participation, the goal is to have your action steps be realistic and doable in your existing environment.
About the class
Topics covered during workshop sessions:
- Behavioral Health
- Cancer Survivors
- Chronic Disease
- Falls Prevention
- Physical Activity
The program offers a total of 20 sessions:
- Workshops meet once a week for Weeks 1-8 with one initial session of 30-40 minutes and weekly sessions of 15-20 minutes.
- Weeks 8-16 workshops meet every other week
- Weeks 16-24 workshops meet once a month
Workshops are available in English and Spanish.
Benefits of the class
- Improvements in physical activity, body weight, blood cholesterol levels, and blood pressure responses to stress
- Reduced pain and stress
- Improved sleep quality
Who should take the class
Adults ages 60 and older interested in receiving remote encouragement and support in becoming more active. Willing to commit to a 6 month coaching program. The program is currently only offered in suburban Cook County.
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