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The Yes2Health program through DBCC offers tips and guidance for living a healthier lifestyle

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) reminds everyone that one of the best ways to prevent and fight breast cancer is to live a healthier lifestyle. It is one of the reasons they created the Yes2Health program which is gearing up for the new year with new sessions that include new kitchen classes. There are three different time slots open this winter so even the busiest schedule can be accommodated. The program is offered via Zoom and at no cost which removes even more barriers to starting the new year living healthier.

“Our January Yes2Health groups are now open for registration,” Amanda Perdue, Yes2Health Program Manager, said. “Our January groups are a great way to get back on a healthy track after holiday parties and goodies while learning new tips and tricks that will last all year long!”

The program is open to anyone, male or female, who has a risk for breast cancer, risk for other cancers, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes and/or a body mass index of 30 or above. The programs are 12 weeks and classes are held weekly, covering such topics as fitness, health and wellness, education that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.

“You just choose one session that is convenient for you,” Perdue said. “All classes are via Zoom and offered Wednesdays from January 11 through March 29 from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM, Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM starting January 12 through March 30 or Thursday from 7:00 PM until 7:30 PM starting January 12 through March 30.” Once you RSVP for the time that works best for you, we will send you the Zoom link and materials for the program.”

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that many people make is to begin a healthier lifestyle, whether it is to lose weight, live longer or simply feel better. The Yes2Health “In The Kitchen” program is designed to teach how to create healthy meals that taste delicious and will fit into any busy schedule. The interactive online cooking class covers such topics as Taco Tuesday in 30 minutes, Perfect Chicken Breast 2 Ways, Quick and Health Breakfast plus much more. Classes are led by Chef Dee Iraca, founder of Eat Well Chef, who is a registered dietitian nutritionist and professional chef in North Carolina. These classes are offered via Zoom on Friday, January 13 from 12 Noon to 1:15 PM, Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 to 7:15 PM, Tuesday, February 7 from 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM, Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 PM and Thursday, March 9 from 12:00 to 1:15 PM. Anyone interested in signing up for the In the Kitchen classes can reach out to Perdue at [email protected].

“This group gets together to inspire each other and focus on our health,” Iraca said.”

There is ample evidence that being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol, not smoking as well as eating fruits and vegetables are linked to a lower risk of breast cancer as well as helping to prevent other types of cancer. The Yes2Health program is designed to address all of these risk factors and help you develop a more active lifestyle while also providing information on diet and other factors that may increase your risk of illness.

To sign up for any Yes2Health Program, including In the Kitchen, visit DBCC at https://debreastcancer.org/programs/yes2health/.

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