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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.
Healthy Living Interactive Map - Buncombe County

Healthy Living Interactive Map - Buncombe County

Find out how you can live a healthier lifestyle in Buncombe County with this interactive map! Here you will find locations of things like local bike routes, trails, tailgate markets and community gardens!
Moving For Better Balance

Moving For Better Balance

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based falls prevention program recognized by the CDC, National Council on Aging (NCOAO), U.S. Administration on Aging, (AoA) and various state Falls Prevention Coalitions and Department of Health and Human Services. The principles and movements of Tai Chi are used to help older adults increase their strength, improve their balance, and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities.


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

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