YMCA of Greater New York and Mount Sinai Diabetes Center: Diabetes Prevention Program and Viva Fitness
Take Control. Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and the YMCA of Greater New York have joined forces in the fight against diabetes. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) is taking aim at reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes through education and motivation. This program is designed for adults who are at risk for diabetes or who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes.
As part of the program, participants will meet with a trained health coach from YDPP, to learn about healthy eating, physical activity, overcoming stress and staying on track to meet your health goals in a comfortable group setting. So that you stay motivated on the way to reaching your physical activity goals, Mount Sinai Diabetes Center’s Viva Fitness, a dance-inspired, light-exercise program will have you moving to the music in a friendly, fun environment.
The 16-week program includes two one-hour sessions per week. Sessions take place at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, Atran-Berg Building, 4th Floor, 1428 Madison Avenue.
Here’s How to Register
If possible, have your health care provider complete and fax this form [PDF]
The YDPP is based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
Viva Fitness is supported by Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board and Be Well Mount Sinai.
To register or for more information:
Mount Sinai employees with United Health Care
Mount Diabetes Center
1428 Madison Avenue
Atran-Berg Building, 4th Floor Map