The Healthy Lifestyles Program, a diabetes prevention program, focuses on behavior change, movement, weight loss and lifestyle modification. It follows a curriculum produced by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). The goals of the program are for participants to avoid or delay Type 2 Diabetes, lose weight and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week or more.
HLP meets twice a week for 16 weeks. One meeting is classroom based and the second meeting is in the fitness center.
The curriculum is evidenced based and uses outcome research thus providing participants a success path forward to a more permanent healthier lifestyle.
Participants receive a 16-week family membership during the program.
In our efforts to provide a platform of togetherness and safety, and by the graciousness of our donors, the pathway experience will consist of five, essential modules:
- Access to our virtual wellness platform, Y Wellness 24/7
- Weekly connections and conversations via ZOOM with your pathway family.
- Pre/Post survey and InBody scan
- Weekly Togetherness Times will be established by the pathway family by week two. Togetherness Times has shown days/times during the week that the majority of pathway participants plan on accessing a YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties branch. YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties will have qualified staff standing by during Togetherness Times for support and connection.
Thank you to our Healthy Lifestyles Program sponsor: