Victory Family YMCA
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101 Long Green Boulevard
Yorktown, VA 23693 Get Directions
- Mon – Thu5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Fri5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Sat7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sun1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Victory Family YMCA, in collaboration with York County, improves the quality of community life by providing safe, fun programs for area teens, youth, children and families. All programs are designed to build strong moral values, personal wellness and fellowship.
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What's Happening at the Y
Happy Healthy Heart
This month our Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s are focusing on Heart Health, helping to educate members on this very relevant issue. Some risk factors are beyond our control, but the good news is that there are many lifestyle choices you can make to help take charge of heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Join us for TWO Special Events in honor of HAPPY HEALTHY HEART month:
Healthy Heart Lecture
On Tuesday, February 10th at 11:00 AM there will be a nutrition lecture with Sharon Saulsman. Sharon is a registered dietitian with Bon Secours and has very valuable knowledgeable to share about foods you can eat to support a healthy heart and a healthy lifestyle. No registration is required and all are welcome!
Healthy Heart Cooking Demo
On Friday, February 20th at 6:00 PM we will host a cooking demonstration at the Victory Family YMCA for those who are interested in learning how to make a well-balanced meal. The demo is FREE however we are asking those who are interested to please register at the Welcome Center so we can have plenty of samples for everyone to try. Contact Franki Pivarnik with questions or call (757) 867-3300.
6 Healthy Tips for Your Heart Health
- Make Regular Doctor visits- Even if you feel healthy and have no signs of illness, regular doctor visits are a good way to stay on top of things.
- Quit Smoking- Be sure to make time to talk to your doctor about how to quit.
- Eat Smart- By eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, you can reduce your risk for heart disease. This includes foods such as fish, poultry, lean meats, low-fat/nonfat dairy products, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Be Active- Regular physical activity can not only help people lose weight, it’s also good for your heart!
- Watch Your Alcohol Intake- If you plan to drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
- Take Charge- Make yourself a priority. Seek out support. Celebrate your success!
Stop by your local YMCA to pick up a educational materials on heart disease, prevention, healthy hearts and more!