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Crook County, St. Charles offer ‘Weigh In 2019’ class


Every year there seems to be a new wonder diet, yet as a community, we are still struggling with weight and the associated problems like heart disease and diabetes. There are proven methods that can help people who are interested in making positive, lifelong lifestyle changes, and getting off the diet roller coaster.

The Crook County Health Department and St Charles Health System in Prineville are teaming up to bring you Weigh-in Crook County 2019. The Weigh -In class follows the curriculum of the national Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants learn ways to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives.

Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. This class is not specifically designed for people with diabetes, but rather for people who have risk factors for diabetes such as being overweight, inactive, or have a family history of diabetes. Sessions are weekly for the first sixteen weeks, and then at least monthly for the rest of the year.

Weigh-In Crook County 2019 is a FREE year-long program. This program helps participants achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and being active. The goals of the program include:

— Achieving 7 percent weight loss from starting weight
— Getting 150 minutes of physical activity each week
— Keeping off the weight you lose
— Providing weekly support for participants

Classes will be Mondays from 1-2 pm at St. Charles Prineville. 348 SE Combs Flat Rd, Ochoco Conference Room C. Welcome sessions will be from 1-2 on February 25, and March 4, 2019.

Preregistration is required. Please call Kylie Loving at 541-447-3260.

Crook County Health Department is also supporting and/or promoting other Healthy Living classes in the county. Please refer to the following list:


Mondays and Wednesdays February 4 th – March 11 th – Beginner 10:15 am – 11:00 am, Intermediate 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Sandra Boley – 541-447-6228


This program was developed and brought to you by OSU to reduce fractures and falls through strength and balance exercises. It is taught by a trained instructor for OSU Extension services will teach it. Class can accommodate fitness levels from beginner to intermediate.


Wednesdays January 30 th – March 6 th – 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Kylie Loving, Crook County Health Department – 541-447-3260


Walk with ease this winter! This simple fitness program will help you reduce pain, increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in their ability to be physically active; and improve overall health. You can join either online or in person. Call the number above for more details.


Tuesdays February 26 th – April 2 nd 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Crystal Sully, Living Well Central Oregon – 541-322-7430

$10.00 (Scholarships available)

This six week workshop helps participants to improve the management of their chronic condition Leaders of the workshop follow the Stanford developed Diabetes Self-Management curriculum. Participants will learn techniques to deal with symptoms, problem solving techniques, appropriate exercises, healthy eating, and how to work more effectively with their health care team.

For more information, please contact:

Kylie Loving – Crook County Health Department

Health Educator

541-447-3260 ext. 133

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