Healthy Combo: Exercise & Nutrition Program Premieres September 19

Healthy Combo: Exercise & Nutrition Program Premieres September 19

August 11, 2016


According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Poor diet and physical inactivity cause 310,000 to 580,000 death per year and are major contributors to disabilities that result from diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity and stroke.” Furthermore, about 64% of Americans consume too much saturated fats with not enough of other important elements like calcium found in fruit and vegetables.

As a strong proponent for healthy living and wellness, the Summit Area YMCA’s Berkeley Heights branch will be offering a new program that provides members with exercise and nutrition sessions, Healthy Combo. Healthy Combo participants will meet twice a week for 6 weeks, in which one of 2 sessions each week will be focused on group exercise, while the 2nd session of each week involves nutrition meetings with a registered dietician. For a well-rounded wellness plan, members get the best of both worlds in fitness and nutrition, which will in turn help develop a healthier, happier individual.

“We fully believe that wellness plans should focus on improving the entire being, both inside and out. I think it will help folks learn more about how to become healthier by combining fitness activities and learning about what they consume,” said Lisa McQuilkin, Berkeley Heights YMCA Wellness Director. “Another great reason to try out the program is that a nutritionist works directly with you and gives you custom tips and information designed for your needs alone. There’s no doubt in my mind that this will help people feel better, stronger.”

For more information please contact Lisa McQuilkin at (908) 464-3873 ext. 2026 or email
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