MANAGING A HEALTH CONDITION
The Y helps you manage a range of health conditions, including cancer wellness, diabetes prevention and management and more.
Regular exercise and healthy eating habits are essential to the treatment of many chronic diseases. A team of YMCA of Greater Charlotte health professionals will support you in a comprehensive approach to weight management, fitness programming and medical guidance.
The Y and LIVESTRONG® joined together to create LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. Learn More >>
Type 2 diabetes affects more than 26 million individuals across the country and more than one million people in the Carolinas. Prediabetes is a serious health condition and a precursor to developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease that can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and other complications. Think you might be at risk? Learn more >>
At the Y, we have a health-first approach to weight loss. The YMCA’s EMPOWER is a 12-week program, offered at a branch near you, that offers a custom approach to your health goals. We believe that tracking your personal activity, goals and outcomes helps measure what matters to you. You’ll receive a supportive, small-group setting with a facilitator who will educate, guide and counsel you on how you can become your best self. Learn More>>
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