There is research by the National Institutes of Health that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type-2 diabetes by nearly 60%.
This program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing physical activity in order to reduce the risk for developing diabetes. The program is led by a trained lifestyle coach in a classroom setting.
700 free classes each week
The Capital District YMCA offers hundreds of free classes each week at nine convenient locations in Albany, Bethlehem, Clifton Park, Coxsackie, East Greenbush, Glenville, Guilderland, Schenectady and Troy. From Aqua Aerobics to Zumba, the Y has something for everyone, including free baby-sitting while you work out and a host of activities that are fun for the whole family. To learn more about what makes the Y such a strong community partner, visit the Y at www.CDYMCA.org or call 869-3500. For more information about the Y’s work with chronic health, call healthy living director Nancy Gildersleeve at 869-3500, ext. 9928.