Of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, only 9 million are aware of it. Several factors including family history, age, weight, and physical activity level can contribute to your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but learning your risk is the first step in preventing new cases of the disease. …

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The Y is proud to announce a partnership with the National MS Society, New Jersey metro area by offering a free, customized wellness program for those with multiple sclerosis. The One Step program is a 7-week wellness course designed for adults who have been medically diagnosed with MS. The program aims to provide attendees with a comfortable and accessible environment to encourage empowerment through therapeutic exercises. …

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Are you ready to be “All In” for childrens’ health this school year? Well, Kids Club After School Director, Jen Suarez certainly is! They are getting off to a great start at our school sites and helping kids make healthy choices and become better learners. Jen attended the “Healthy U” spring celebration last May and had the opportunity to listen to Gian Paul Gonzalez speak about being “All In.” It’s not just a slogan… it’s a lifestyle. …

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Our first annual 5K for a Cause to benefit the GIVE A KID THE Y campaign was a great success, raising more than $5,000! Almost 150 runners/walkers led by world class runner, Ashley Higginson took part. Ashley won the race with a finish time of 18:04.10. …

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We rely heavily on volunteers in almost every area of the facility and nowhere is that more evident than at the committee level, so we’re asking you to consider serving on one of our fourteen committees. It’s where decisions are made! …

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The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA is a recipient of a $20,000, two-year grant from Atlantic Health System through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network. The grant supports environmental and policy change initiatives to support healthy eating and active living. …

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