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Wellness

Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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This holiday season, remember to allow time for you. Nourishing your self is as important as nurturing your friends and family.

Wellness News

November 30, 2016

Additional Research Shows It’s Never too Late to Quit Smoking

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published research this week supporting the finding that “older adults who quit smoking in their 60s had a lower chance of dying in the years that followed than contemporaries who kept smoking.”

Not shockingly, the study found that “the earlier people quit the better, but there was still a benefit even for late quitters. Of those who quit in their 30s, 16 percent died. In their 40s: 20 percent. In their 50s: 24 percent. And in their 60s: 28 percent.”

To read NPR’s coverage of this research, go here.

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November 15, 2016

Smoking Rates Continue to Decline Over Last Decade

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that rates of smoking have decreased from 21 percent in 2005 to 15 percent in 2015. NPR highlights that much of this trend may be the result of the increased cost of tobacco through tobacco taxes.

Read more about tobacco taxes in NPR’s article.

Read the CDC’s report here.

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Awake!

Cindy Morris, Clinical Director

Play a game with me. Take a moment and consider your physical wellness. Okay—are you done? What came to your mind first? Was it something you want to change or improve about your physical body? Or, more likely, was it something that you don’t like? Even hate? Did you think about the things you should be doing (but aren’t) so you could be more physically well?

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Spotlight

Motivational Interviewing Training Offered in February 2017

BHWP will be hosting a Motivational Interviewing training available to the public. This two-day intensive training will teach participants the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a collaborative conversational style that strengthens a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to support the development of proficiency in the application of MI.

The training is February 27-28, 2017 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Find out more and register for the training.

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