ADVANCE & ENHANCE YOUR LIFE
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.
CHANGE IS TOUGH - WE CAN HELP
Let's face it, if change was easy, we'd all do it. You've spent years developing habits that you can't expect to change overnight. It's tough. We can help.
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasing healthy lifestyle changes.
GROUP SUPPORT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED
Everyone needs a push, a pat on the back, a helping hand sometimes. A little encouragement goes a long way when you’re making big changes. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program you’ll spend a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being.
As a participant, you’ll enjoy:
- A safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing and learning in private.
- Making new friends.
- You will support each other as you all trade old habits for healthier new ones.
- Working as a group. You don’t have to figure this out alone.
- The new energy and confidence that comes with losing weight and reducing your risk for diabetes.
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, BOOST YOUR ENERGY
To help reduce your risk for diabetes, your goal in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is to reduce your body weight by 7% and increase your physical activity at least 150 minutes per week within the first half of the program.
For example, if you weigh 200 pounds your goal for the first half of the program would be to lose 14 pounds and increase your physical activity to what could be a brisk 30-minute walk five days per week.
Lose weight, boost your energy, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your health for life! If you are at risk for developing diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help.
To find out if you qualify, or for more information, contact Jenny McElwain, Healthy Living Specialist at (810) 987-6400, ext. 117.