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Have a Happy Healthy Holiday!

With all the shopping, cooking, family visits, and parties, it’s harder for people to make healthy choices during the holiday season. Luckily, two experts from the YMCA are here with tips to help everyone feel their best – even when life gets busy. Together, they’ve compiled a 7W “Wish List” of healthy habits to build over the holidays.
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Wellness

Know Your Risk: November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

North Carolina YMCAs Offer Program to Help Prevent Diabetes [Raleigh, N.C., October 31, 2022]–November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and a time for all North Carolina residents to assess their risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. More than 96 million adults in America have prediabetes, while eight in 10 people don’t know they have prediabetes.
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Pernella Koonce-Chapman
Wellness

'Anyone Can Do It'

Pernella Koonce-Chapman is an inspiration to our members and staff at the Stokes Family YMCA. She has been a member for almost 20 years, but she really became faithful to her wellness journey in the last 10 years. She chose the YMCA over other gyms because of the diverse programs we offer. Plus, she has built relationships with members and staff along the way.
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Lisa Beard
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Association Spotlight: Lisa Beard

Lisa Beard has worked at the Wilkes Family YMCA for almost 7 years and is the Associate Engagement Director for Group Ex. And since then, she has become an integral part to the branch. She first got involved with the Y in Charlotte and was drawn in by the child care services. “The free child care here. I had children that were 6
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