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CHANGE IS TOUGH - THE Y CAN HELP!

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk and ensure that you can live life to its fullest.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & GOALS

  • 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach

  • Lose 5-7% of your body weight

  • Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week

  • Learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health

PROGRAM IS ENROLLING NOW!

To sign up or learn more, contact Meaghan Avery, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, at 781-341-2016 ext 231  /  mavery@oldcolonyymca.org