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

  • Community Mental Health Initiative

  • Delay The Disease

  • Enhance Fitness

  • One Step

  • Project Community Pride

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Healthy Tip of the Month

  • November

    TURKEY TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL THANKSGIVING
    Always make sure whole turkeys reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F. Use a meat thermometer to measure the temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

    Click here to read the full article and for more turkey tips.

    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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