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YMCA Nutrition Seminars Focus on Lowering Sodium Intake During May

YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Heart Healthy Nutrition Series will present three sessions of “Lowering Sodium Intake” during May. These online seminars are offered as part of the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

Lowering Sodium Intake
Wednesday, May 4, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday, May 19, 12:00 – 1:00pm

For questions or to enroll, email

Get Personalized Help for Your Diabetes

Get personalized help managing your diabetes – ask your doctor for a referral to the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program.

During this program, you will learn strategies to manage your diabetes, including taking medicines, planning healthy meals and being active.

Learn more about the program at the CDC’s new DSMES website.

Click here to find a class near you.

Learn About Paths to Health NM Classes during these English and Spanish Presentations 

Learn about Paths to Health NM classes and workshops during replays of Food & Movement as Medicine presentations in both English and Spanish from earlier this year.

Check out the English replay at this link.

Watch the Spanish replay at this link.

Do You Have Prediabetes?

Learn your risk for having prediabetes. Take the risk test here!


Join the Walk with Ease (WWE) program now!

Walk with Ease has been proven to:

  • Reduce pain caused by arthritis
  • Build confidence in physical activity
  • Improve overall health and well-being

There are two options available to participants – a Self-Directed Program and group classes.

WWE group sessions meet three times a week for six weeks. Trained group exercise leaders begin each session with a pre-walk discussion covering a specified topic related to exercise and arthritis, followed by a 10- to 40-minute walk that includes a warm-up and a cool-down.

A new group class begins June 1 and runs through July 22. Participants will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30am at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center. Address is 9800 Fourth St NW, #2125, in Albuquerque.

The Self-Directed Program program is designed to be done at your own time and pace. It runs for six weeks where participants are encouraged to walk three times a week for one hour.

All participants will receive:

  • A free guidebook (electronic or hard copy)
  • A series of 6 weekly emails with health education, stretching and strengthening exercises
  • The opportunity to connect with others in the program through social media

CALL OR EMAIL to register and learn more:
(505) 440-0213

Are You at Risk of Falling? Take This Assessment.

If you are concerned about your risk of falling, take this online assessment, designed for older adults. Answer 12 questions using the English or Spanish link below. When you provide an email address, a personalized report will be sent to you so that you may share the report with your healthcare provider.

You can learn more about Preventing Falls here. Or contact:

Tiara Shorty, Coordinator, or (505) 476-3082

Learning How to Better Manage High Blood Pressure 

Do you have high blood pressure? Learn how to get it under control during this four-month ONLINE wellness program offered by the YMCA. You’ll learn skills to reduce your blood pressure, develop healthier eating habits and properly take your own blood pressure. The program is open to all adults who have high blood pressure.

To learn more about the YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program, visit

Logging Your Blood Pressure Daily Can Help You Manage Your Condition 

Did you know that taking your blood pressure twice a day and writing it down can help you manage your condition?

During your annual visit to the doctor, they take your blood pressure. This is a snapshot of your condition. But if you write down your readings over time and share them with your doctor, he or she can see a “time-lapse” picture of your blood pressure. By doing this, you are partnering with your doctor to make sure the treatments to lower your blood pressure are working.

Download a FREE Blood Pressure Log prepared by the American Heart Association. It’s available in English or Spanish.

Response to COVID-19

To learn the most up-do-date information about COVID-19 in New Mexico, click here.