Health-and-Wellness

Health & Wellness

More than physical activity and healthy eating, YMCA healthy living encompasses a holistic approach to well-being that significantly enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body.



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Nutrition

The Madison Area YMCA is committed to your health. We offer nutrition counseling, supermarket tours, nutrition tips and healthy recipes. Trying to eat healthier? Schedule some time with our staff nutritionist! Learn about portion control, making healthful food choices and planning menus.



Dementia Care Seminar

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Seminar

This seminar is for all health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry and provide direct or indirect care to those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.








Livestrong

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports cancer survivors and their families through a no-fee 12-week, research-based program, that engages them in physical and social activities to strengthen the whole person.



Health & Wellness

PATHS TO WELLNESS: Programs that Heal the Whole Person: Emotionally, Mentally and Physically.
  • Fitness Center

  • Nutrition

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Physical Therapy

  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

  • Delay The Disease

  • Enhance Fitness

  • One Step

  • Healthy Hearts

  • Community Mental Health Initiative

  • Project Community Pride

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Healthy Tip of the Month

  • September

    LOWER CARB CHICKEN SANDWICH BOWLS
    WHAT YOU’LL NEED: SALAD

     1 piece whole wheat lavash flatbread sprayed with cooking oil

     ½ pound boneless, skinless seasoned chicken breast; grilled or roasted

     4 cups mixed baby greens or bagged chopped kale salad

     ¾ cup black or red grapes

     ¼ cup dried cranberries

     ¼ cup shelled pistachios

     ¼ cup chopped celery

     2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

     2 oz blue cheese, crumbled

    Click here for the full recipe.

    CYNTHIA’S TIPS:

    Trying to keep a low-carb diet? Take the bread out of the bowl and pop in the oven to make crisp flatbread crackers. Gives it just enough crunch, while still keeping the starch low.

    You can double the recipe to make a larger family meal and save the leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. Hold the dressing until you’re ready to eat. ENJOY!

    If you'd like help creating a healthy meal plan, please contact our Nutrition Coordinator Cynthia Lopez-Pettorino at 973.822.9622 x2241.

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