Group support keeps you motivated
Everyone needs a push, a pat on the back, or a helping hand sometimes. As a participant in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will attend 25 sessions over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being.
Our goals in the program are to:
- Reduce body weight by 7%
- Gradually increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
We do this by finding new ways to build healthier habits one small step at a time including:
- Healthy Eating – Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier foods can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes
- Increasing Physical Activity – Moderate physical activity (walking, swimming, mowing the lawn) for as little as 30 minutes, five days a week, can help improve your blood pressure, raise your good cholesterol and prevent blood flow problems
- Losing Weight – Reducing your body weight by as little as 5–7% can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes
Want to know if you’re at risk?