January 1, 2018
January. New Year’s Resolutions. A fresh start. Maybe lose a couple of pounds?
It seems very natural for January 1st to evoke a desire in many to “change their life.” It’s a fresh start and a time to hit the reset button in your journey toward living healthier. The Kingsport Y is here to provide tools to help you kick off your year in a way that fits you best. (Of course, every day at the Y is suitable for a reset if you need to start over!)
November 8, 2017
The Kingsport YMCA is issuing a challenge called Dashing All the Weigh. A six week, activity based challenge, the goal is to achieve at least 150 minutes per week of physical activity, with an optional goal to maintain or lose weight during this tough time to stay on track—from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.
March 13, 2017
Summer break can mean many things for different kids and families. At the Y, summer means Camp time—a positive, fun-filled spin on long days, which influences spirit, mind and body.
November 11, 2016
Odds are everyone has at least one friend with prediabetes or diabetes, a disease that produces more than $245 billion in medical costs in the United States each year. Currently, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes yet only about 9 million know they have it. While diabetes has no cure, prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition. Did you hear that? Prediabetes may be reversible; diabetes has no cure. Studies have shown that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by making some lifestyle changes.