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AmeriCorps Hosts Diabetes Prevention Class Series in Clarksburg

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Millions of people are striving to live a healthier lifestyle in 2014, and AmeriCorps' "Change the Future" movement is helping to prevent Type II Diabetes.

Group Lifestyle Balance is a weekly class offered at the Clarksburg Library, designed to help people make modest behavior changes like increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

The program even utilizes state-of-the-art technology like the Tanita.

"It'll print out a whole list of things about your body, like your BMI, your muscle mass, your fat percentage, your metabolic age…that just gives you a starting point to know where you're at," said Kari Yokochi, an AmeriCorps members.

The classes with be held every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Clarksburg Library on West Pike Street for the next 12 weeks.

Another Living Healthy workshop series is scheduled for Monday, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3 at the Southern Area Library in Lost Creek.

For more information, email Kari.L.Yokochi@wv.gov or call (304) 485.7374 ext. 412.