COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The Platte Valley is getting a chance to assess its overall health.
Columbus Community Hospital is hosting a free healthy lifestyle class from 6-8:30 p.m. on July 27. CCH's outpatient diabetes educators teach the class.
The class will take place in the multipurpose room at the Columbus Wellness Center at 3912 38th St. in Columbus.
During the class, participants will learn how to prevent and better manage health problems through lifestyle changes. They will discuss carbohydrate counting, fat and calories, weight loss strategies, the importance of increased physical activity, goal setting and healthy snacks.
The class is for people whose lifestyle or family history puts them at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease.
According to CCH, people who are most at risk include those who:
- Are overweight.
- Exercise infrequently.
- Are older than 45.
- Have a family member with diabetes or heart disease.
- Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
- Previously had gestational diabetes or a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds at birth.
- Are from an African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino or Pacific Islander family background.
To register for the class, call 402-562-4462 or visit www.columbushosp.org.