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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

In 2008, Y-USA and The LIVESTRONG Foundation® joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging participants to eat healthier, increase physical activity and lose a modest amount of weight in a supportive, small group environment. By making and maintaining these modest and achievable lifestyle changes, a participant can reduce the chances of developing diabetes. Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, the program has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58%. The reduction was even greater, 71%, among adults aged 60 years or older.


Mission Statement: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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