Extension office offers LHLW program

New years often bring new resolutions. Whether your goal is to be healthier, eat better, exercise more, or to nurture your mental and emotional health, taking action steps to achieve your goals is the key to success.

Alfalfa County OSU Extension is offering a free program, Live Healthy/Live Well (LHLW) texting for health program to help you meet your health and wellness goals. Since over 95% of Americans use a cell phone, texting is a common form of communication. The LHLW program will enhance current health and wellness programming by adding weekly text messaging or email communication on timely wellness topics to reach Alfalfa County citizens.

The LHLW program will be managed by the Remind app, a communication platform used to help share information to anyone anywhere. Members will have the option of receiving messages through the app, or by text message or email. Alfalfa County Live Healthy/Live Well will send out one weekly message on Tuesday that will focus on all aspects of health as well as lifestyle tips on topics such as personal finance, nutrition and food safety, parenting, emotional wellness and more.

The objectives of LHLW are to provide timely and relevant wellness information, encourage participants to live healthy lives to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, provide links to relevant resources to improve their lives, and expand their wellness knowledge. This program will also allow individuals to stay connected to OSU Extension’s vast resources and program offerings.

If interested in participating, please contact Susan Holliday by email at susan.holliday@okstate.edu with your cell phone number or email address to sign up. For more information about this program, please call the Alfalfa County Extension Office at 580-596-3131.

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.  Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating.

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