Keswick will host Men’s Health Issues Workshops on February 6th and February 13th. We sat down with Tyrone Qualls, a certified health coach and facilitator of the program, and asked him five questions to find out a little more about him and what men who attend the program should expect.
1. Tell us a little about yourself, being a Health Coach, have you always enjoyed good health?
Actually no, I was an athlete growing up, but as I got older stress, bad eating habits and not sleeping properly all caught up with me. I had two strokes, and the second one I thought was going to kill me. I saw the light and thought this is it. This experience along with the mentoring of one of my doctors put me on the path to good health focusing on a wholistic approach. That was 20 years ago. I am now 70 years old.
2. How has incorporating a healthy lifestyle changed your life?
I know the value of living a healthy life. I do it every day. I try to exercise, I try to eat right and it makes me feel better. My energy level is high. I have a good time. I have a good outlook. I hopefully always have a great attitude. And now I want to help others understand how living a healthy lifestyle can make their lives better.
3. The workshop will talk about the prevention of the common chronic health risks men face. What types of risks will you cover?
The workshop will cover the identification, prevention and management of health issues that primarily affect men. We talk about the impact obesity, high blood pressure, low testosterone levels and diabetes has on your health now and in the future. We will also discuss how a sedentary lifestyle, having had a stroke or heart attack, high cholesterol, or a family history of any of these can increase your risk of developing a chronic disease.
4. Why is it important to have a Men’s Only group to discuss health issues?
Health is not a comfortable topic for men. Being in a group of their peers provides a comfort level that cannot be achieved in a mixed group. Men feel that they need to be strong, fight through pain and put their families, work, just about everything in front of themselves. This workshop provides a venue to share and discuss issues that only men in the same circumstances can understand and respond to. As the title says … Men’s Health Issues:
For Men by Men.
5. Why should men come to your Men’s Health Issue Workshop?
To understand how food, exercise and sleep play an important part in their lives. The workshop will provide you with the resources you need. You’ll leave with the tools to make your life healthier way beyond the classes.
If you are interested in attending or finding out more about Keswick’s Men’s Health Issues Workshop : For Men by Men click here or contact: Jeanée Wiscovitch (410) 662-4363, CommunityHealth@Keswick-Multicare.org