The Wilton Family Y is beginning new sessions of its Diabetes Prevention Program and Livestrong Cancer Rehabilitation.
The diabetes program was developed by the YMCA of the USA to help at-risk people reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. The goal is for participants to realize a weight loss of at least 7% (10 to 20 pounds) by learning about healthy eating and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
“By incorporating these lifestyle changes, it has been shown that the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reduced by 58 %,” said Y Health and Wellness Director Mary Ann Genuario.
Livestrong at the YMCA is a research-based program designed to help adult cancer survivors overcome the effects of fatigue and lack of strength due to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Participants meet twice a week for 12 weeks in small groups to work on strength training and cardiovascular programs that help regain muscle tone, stamina, and flexibility as well as connect with other cancer survivors in a support network. Individuals are eligible to join the Livestrong program from the point of diagnosis through the balance of life, and Y membership is included at no cost, Ms. Genuario said.
Classes are now forming for the next sessions of both programs. For more information, call Ms. Genuario at 203-762-8384, ext. 282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.