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.
July 16, 2016
Summer is already almost over, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your kids might need to be in the afternoons during the school year! As the short summer comes to a close, parents often find themselves looking for a safe, engaging, and fun option for their kids during those after school hours. At Y Afterschool, kids have the opportunity to experience physical and engaging activities that encourage them to make friends, have fun, and get active!
June 1, 2016
We all have comfort zones in our life, but have you wondered if you’re still in love with yours or if there’s more for you? At the Y, we work hard to offer you the resources and guidance to improve your health and wellness and expand your boundaries, so you can lead the fullest life possible; meeting you at your level and at ANY age.
One way the Y goes the extra mile is by making personal training an option for reaching your wellness goals, no matter how large or small. We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. Personal training at the Y is about taking you to the next level in your wellness journey, but maybe in different ways than you thought possible.
March 28, 2016
To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids – on Saturday, April 30, the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. Because this type of initiative is so important in educating and encouraging families, Healthy Kingsport is supporting the attendance by families of our community.