By Kent Berkley
Thanksgiving marks the start of a high-risk period for persons concerned about eating well and maintaining healthy lifestyles. The Door County YMCA is offering several programs to address these concerns. Amy Mueller, Director of Development and Marketing, is especially excited about the YMCA’s new Diabetes Prevention Program which is scheduled to begin in January.
Mueller says the program was developed in response to the diabetes health crisis that is developing nationally and in Door County. The program offers a free risk assessment and has intervention approaches that target individuals who are most at risk of becoming diabetic.
The YMCA also launched the Holiday Trimmings Club this week. Participation is available to all members of the community and focuses on maintaining healthy good habits to avoid precipitous weight gain during the holidays. Participants confidentially record their weight at strategic times during the program and receive weekly tips that include recipe ideas, stress reduction recommendations, and other helpful information.