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

  • December

    EASY AND HEALTHFUL ENTERTAINING IDEAS

    CHIPS AND SALSA
    If you’re going to serve chips, it may as well be with salsa so that people will eat more vegetables.

    FRUIT PLATE
    Use a variety of fresh and dried fruit for color and texture variety.

    A VARIETY OF DIPS AND FRESH VEGGIE PLATES
    Choose about 6 or 7 different veggies and 2 different dips, then make at least 2 different small plates. By mixing it up and serving everything on a variety of small dishes, this bounty generates interest and could be placed in several spots around the room.

    Click here to read the full article.

    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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