Are you tired of taking too many medications from too many doctors, for too many chronic medical diseases? Well, you are not alone. Most Americans over the age of 65 have at least one or more chronic diseases: heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity or cancer, for which doctors usually prescribe medications for.
Although medications have a role in chronic disease management, developing healthy lifestyle habits such as learning how to proactively reduce the impact of stress on your body, regular exercise, eating nutritious whole foods, and getting regular restful sleep, are even more important & powerful than medications. Adapting to a healthier lifestyle can reduce your dependence on medications & doctors, and save you money, but this is easier said than done.
The Northern California Rheumatology Society (NCRS) recognizes this challenge and thus will be hosting "Healthy Living Seminars" around the San Francisco Bay Area to bring awareness to our local communities in 2017.
Barry Shibuya M.D., a triple board certified, integrative rheumatologist, will give an overview speech regarding the importance of lifestyle changes, along with another local expert(s) on various topics: stress reduction, exercise, anti-inflammatory diet, sleep and the importance of engagement with positive & supportive resources.
8:30-9AM - Registration/ Breakfast/ Exhibits
9AM-10:15 - Featured Presentation - Dr Shibuya
10:15AM-10:30 - Break/ Exhibits
10:30AM-10:45 - What is Health Coaching?
10:45AM-11:30 - Healthy Living Question & Answer/ Exhibits
This event is provided at no cost, with a suggested donation of $10 per person to support our non-profit organization.
We would like to thank various sponsors for financially supporting this event and NCRS. Names of sponsors are on the registration website: www.NorCalRheumatology.org/2017.html
The goal of the NCRS Healthy Living Seminar is to improve the lives of patients with arthritis by not only educating, but also motivating patients to create more healthy lifestyle habits.
The NCRS also hopes that our larger society will also benefit through increased work productivity, less work disability & absenteeism, and eventually a stronger economy as the government will have to pay for less health care services for our healthier population.