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NEW CLASS: The Power of Beliefs on Health: The Right Mindset Means Small Changes Yield Big Benefits
Mon 07/23 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Debbie Balfanz
Location: Clark Center, Rm s361
BeWell Berry

Have you ever wondered where to start on your journey to better health? Research has shown that making small changes to our lifestyle – for example, using smaller plates – can improve our health. In this 75 minute class, we will learn how our health mindset influences both the likelihood that we will sustain a healthy lifestyle change, and the resultant benefits of that change on our health. For example, recognizing when your activities of daily living actually meet the current physical activity guidelines can translate to a reduction in blood pressure or weight, without adding in additional exercise. We will learn about the concepts of self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and locus of control; their relationship to our mindsets about health; and how to use this knowledge to make subtle attitudinal shifts that should result in increased effectiveness of small lifestyle changes.
Participants will be encouraged to apply the knowledge that they learn in class to one real-life small behavior change they want to try.

Instructor: Debbie Balfanz, PhD is Manager of the Stanford Group Behavior Change/Weight Management Program. Since coming to HIP in 2002, she has been applying social psychological principles of behavior change to encourage individuals to make small tweaks to improve their lifestyle.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 27   (Min: 15, Max: 50)
Class Code: pbh-01