Better Choices, Better Health, is an online workshop given entirely on the Internet where people with different chronic diseases attend together. There are no requirements that participants log in at the same time.
It is the process in which the online workshop is presented that makes it unique. Sessions are highly participative through internal messaging and online discussion boards, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active fulfilling lives. Participants are asked to log in at their convenience 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week.
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
- Appropriate use of medications
- Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
- Healthy eating
- Decision making