TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE.
According to the Center For Disease Control, Chronic Diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year. Treating people with chronic diseases accounts for most of our nation’s health care costs.
Find the right class for you and start making healthy choices that will improve your life and reduce your risk of Chronic Disease. You can take control of your health, and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is there with you, every step of the way.
Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors to record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selected tracking tool and, over four months, are encouraged to:
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Safe, yet challenging, low impact exercises help adults of all fitness levels live independent lifestyles. This program is nationally recognized by the leading US health organizations.
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Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person, not the disease. The 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Also learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. LiveSTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease.
The FREE, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help them maintain a healthy weight. They’ll focus on:
Just as important, this program encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for survivors to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients – we follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. Our LiveSTRONG staff members are exercise experts who can understand their unique concerns and help address them safely.
The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help maintain your progress.
To sign up, participants must be:
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