Make a Vow to Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Sodium Intake During American Heart Month

Volusia County – February is American Heart Month and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the community’s health, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA urges everyone in Volusia and Flagler County to help prevent heart disease by lowering your blood pressure. Two ways to keep the pressure off your heart are by monitoring your…

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Run, Walk or Jog to Support Those Fighting Their Toughest Battle

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K All funds raised from this event will go to scholarships for the Port Orange YMCA LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Volusia County – January 5, 2017 – The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Presented by Halifax Health and the Live Your Life Well Series announce the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5k…

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Join For a Better You -Join a Cause for Community

  Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Offers Membership Promotion to Motivate You in the New Year   December 27, 2016 – Volusia County, FL – When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance;…

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Make Resolutions Stick in 2017

Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution is easy, sticking to it can be impossible. A 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but…

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Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Recognized As One of the Healthiest Companies by the Fun Coast Worksite Wellness Council

Y Receives Highest Level Recognition – the only Platinum Award in 2016 – For Its Commitment to Workforce and Workplace Wellness Volusia County, FL – The Fun Coast Worksite Wellness Council gives members the opportunity to be recognized for their efforts in creating a culture of health & wellness within their organizations. Annually the council…

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Early SMART Goal Setting To Get You Through the Holiday Season and Beyond

As the holiday season develops, personal goals set during the earlier parts of the year seem to go out the window. Family and friends gather leaving less free time to hit the gym, cheat meals become a common occurrence, and we find ourselves functioning on inadequate sleep. But once this leisure part of the year…

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Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Bethune Cookman University Work Together to Bring Healthy Living Programing to Daytona Beach Residents

Volusia County FL, 9/30/2016 –Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has been awarded a $1,000.00 Enhance®Fitness Health Equity Grant through the YMCA of the USA. This grant will bring the YMCA’s evidence based Arthritis Management program, Enhance®Fitness to Daytona Beach where there is currently not a YMCA Family Center.  An additional guideline of the grant award was…

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Sally and Frank Ford to Receive the Jerry Frierson Award from DeLand Family YMCA

DeLand, Florida, 11/1/2016 – Jerry Frierson was a DeLand business owner who believed in supporting the community.  As part of that community service, Jerry Frierson served on the DeLand Family YMCA Board of Directors as well as the Corporate Board for the West Volusia YMCA.  In addition to his board service, Jerry was a community…

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USA Today “Feds approve Y’s diabetes program despite drug maker opposition”

“WASHINGTON — Federal regulators will move ahead with a national test of Medicare coverage for a YMCA diabetes prevention program over the objections of the pharmaceutical industry, which sells drugs including increasingly expensive insulin to treat disease.” Read the rest of the article here..

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OCTOBER: Making healthy choices for fall that aren’t so spooky

The sweet scent of pumpkin spice is everywhere you go while binge watching spooky movies seems to be a weekend ritual. Coworkers have somehow coordinated days to bring in sugary treats making it difficult to practice that self-control you’ve been telling yourself you would do since the end of the last holiday season. But not…

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