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If you are looking to take charge of your health and feel better every day, Healthy Habits is a FREE program that will give you the information, tools and support you need to find success! This 10-week course features one virtual class each week that includes a topic presentation and group discussion co-led by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Accompanying the primary weekly class, there will be several additional support options available to you, including personal training sessions, in-person small group fitness classes, information sessions and discussion groups.
the 5 core habits for healthy living
✔ 150-300 minutes of moderate or 75 – 150 min of vigorous intensity exercise per week
✔ Strength training 2-3 times/week
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
✔ Balanced meals following a plate model
✔ Paired snacks as needed to delay or alleviate hunger
✔ Drink 9-11 cups of water
✔ Sleep 7-9 hours each night
✔ Aim for quality – several bouts of 2-3 uninterrupted hours to complete sleep cycles
✔ Raise awareness of sensations of stress in your body
✔ Evoke a relaxation response at least once each day
✔ Seek and engage in positive social connections every day
If you are looking to take charge of your health and feel better every day, Healthy Habits will give you all the information, tools and support you need to find success! Still wondering if this program is right for you? Take this short quiz:
Are you looking to achieve a healthy weight in a healthy and natural way without fad diets or feeling hungry?
Have you been told you are at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes? Take the Diabetes Risk Test from the American Diabetes Association®.
Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle, but feel like it is overwhelming and you’re not sure what to do or how to start?
Do you feel like you would benefit from working with expert coaches and a supportive group of classmates to collaborate with and cheer each other on?
If you answer “yes” to any of these, then you are in the right place!
Have a question, or are wondering if this program is right for you? Contact Murphy Coville: email@example.com or 617-272-8215.
The education and discussion group classes meet once per week virtually and are team-taught by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer or Health Coach. A variety of in-person exercise options are available at all of our YMCA of Greater Boston branches – one near you!
The YMCA of Greater Boston is able to offer the Healthy Habits program at no cost to you ($389 value) thanks to the generous support of our partners Sun Life and The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation who are underwriting this program for our community.
DAYS AND TIMES
Healthy Habits is a 10-week program. Class days and times will be listed below. The primary class meets once each week virtually, and will include a topic presentation and group discussion co-led by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Accompanying the primary weekly class, there will be several additional support options available to you, including personal training sessions and in-person small group fitness classes.
Next session will run from September 26 to November 28. Please Note you will have to log in or create an account on our SPIRIT Platform to complete registration.
If you still have any questions about the program or assistance with registration, please complete the Interest Form below.
Specialty Health Leadership Team
Sarah Picard, MA, M. Ed., LMHC
Sr. Assoc. Dir. of Community Integrated Health
Healthy Habits Coaches
Elizabeth Hamp, MS, CPT
Specialty Health Project Director
Victoria Roberts, RD, LDN
Rachel Wilkinson, MS, RD, LDN
Claire Russo, MS, RD, LDN
June Skuza, MS, RD, LDN
Cara Lamakina, MS, RD, LDN