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Prepping for Parent-Teacher Conferences: Greenpoint Y Tips for Academic Confabs

Along with shorter days, crunchy leaves, and the breaking out of corduroys, the fall also brings with it another tradition: parent-teacher school conferences.“Parent-teacher conferences are invaluable opportunities to gain first-hand feedback about your child’s academic performance and are occasions that should not be missed,” says Jacqueline Misla, YMCA of Greater New York, Senior Executive Director of Youth & Family programs. Read more…

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: 6 basic tips for reducing ‘high sugar’ risk factors

Diabetes is a chronic condition with serious complications, including heart disease, blindness, stroke and kidney failure. However, managing and even avoiding diabetes is something that can be done in a straightforward manner. Through its Diabetes Prevention Program, the YMCA is doing something to help people who are prediabetic prevent the progression to diabetes and the lifelong problems, even death, it causes. Read more…

Brooklyn Fitness Week: Seven days of health, wellness and bargains

Brooklyn Health and Fitness Week kicked off to uber loud Zumba music at Industry City in Sunset Park Sunday with 60 vendors ranging from health insurance companies and sports clubs to health clinics, dance groups and athletic wear companies showing off and raising awareness of their products. The idea? To counteract the effects of the borough's famous cheesecake, churros and pizza. "We have one of the highest rates of child obesity in the country," and the number of overweight adults is also a problem, said John Madias, marketing coordinator for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Matthew Cofrancesco, executive director of the Brooklyn Sports Club in Canarsie, stopped by the booth promoting the Dodge YMCA in Brooklyn Heights, to see about getting a Y membership for his wife. Read more…

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