Healthy Lifestyles programs at the Y go beyond physical activity to focus on activities that enhance overall health and well-being. We don’t want to just help you make a temporary change. We want to help you on the journey of self discovery and learning strategies for successful and sustained behavior change in a positive, supportive and accepting small group environment. To provide the highest level of quality, most of our Healthy Lifestyles programs have been developed in collaboration with a variety of national and local health care, academic and community partners.
Our mission is to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body. When you’re ready to live a healthier life, we’re ready to help.
YMCA'S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
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FREE Dimensons of Well-Being Self Assessment Adults
The Living Compass Self questionnaire is an online self-assessment designed for any person who wants to take a look at their total well-being, spirit, mind and body. This assessment helps you explore 8 different dimensions of wellness. These are 8 common areas of your life that can either become causes of stress and dissatisfaction, or become sources of happiness and life satisfaction. After completing your assessment, your responses are plotted on a wellness wheel – called the Living Compass – and when you print it out, it provides a visual picture. It is a snapshot of your wellbeing at this very moment. It might be different if you had taken it a month ago, or were to return to take it a month from now as life is always changing. Taking an assessment like this a few times a year is a good practice to get into as it helps you make sure you are heading in the right direction. If you are inspired to really begin a focused effort in enhancing wellbeing and life balance, the Living Compass group program or Living Compass one-on–one coaching sessions might be perfect for you. Check the program guide or schedules in your center for details.