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 to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
Moving For Better Balance

Moving For Better Balance

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based falls prevention program recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and a number of other federal and state government agencies. 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.

Nutrition Programs

Nutrition Programs

The Y’s Nutrition Department distributes healthy food, offers nutrition education, and provides cooking demonstrations in Buncombe, McDowell, and Henderson counties. Through the Healthy Living Pantry, Mobile Kitchens, and Mobile Market, fresh food is distributed to local families, along with practical, cost-effective cooking demonstrations to make a lasting impact on our community.

Taking Control of Type 2

Taking Control of Type 2

Taking Control of Type 2 is an evidence-based, yearlong, 28-session program that empowers participants to take a balanced approach to type 2 diabetes self-care. Support and education are provided by a variety of health professionals and is complemented by a YMCA curriculum that covers motivation, goal setting, balanced eating, and achieving a healthy weight.

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

YMCA's 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 small-group environment. By making and maintaining these modest lifestyle changes, a participant can reduce the chances of developing diabetes.



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