Thinking about celebrating Health Week? How to do it right

You could win $1,852 for exercising with the community

YMCA 170 Challenge on Live in the D

A big celebration will be kicking off in the D, and you and your loved ones are invited to take part.

For 170 years, the YMCA has been helping people lead healthier lives. As part of the celebration, you can win prizes, and, better yet, get yourself on the path to a healthier you.

To learn more, host Tati Amare spoke with Latitia McCree, senior vice president of communications and marketing, and Dr. Patricia Harold, about how you can celebrate with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

McCree said the Y is asking the community to join in by exercising 170 minutes per week, starting Jan. 1, 2022. People who decide to participate will get a free seven-day pass for any YMCA for themselves or a friend.

You can also receive other prizes, including a grand prize of $1,852 corresponding to the YMCA’s founding in 1852. This program is open to anyone, even those who aren’t current YMCA members.

You can register by downloading the YMCA app on your phone and signing up there.

Harold said people need the motivation to work out, so she hopes this celebratory exercise program with the Y will help people to work together to meet their health goals.

Harold encouraged those participating in exercise to consult with their physician before starting.

Watch the video above for more information.


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