CAMBRIDGE -- To help individuals meet their healthy weight loss and exercise goals, Southeastern Med, in conjunction with the Cambridge YMCA, will present Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) program. GLB is a diabetes prevention and education program created to provide a fun way to learn how to eat healthy and increase physical activity for a lifetime.

GLB will be held weekly on Mondays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. for 12 weeks starting March 19 in the Community Education Room at the Cambridge YMCA.Participants will receive a binder with class materials, a Calorie King and Carbohydrate Counter, a pedometer, an exerband, as well as pre, mid-point and post blood work.

In January, 24 Southeastern Med associates began participating in the Group Lifestyle Balance program and have already lost more than 100 pounds in the first six weeks of the program through tracking food portions, calories, fat and physical activity.

To be eligible for the program, participants must have one the following conditions:

High blood pressure;

Pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes;

High cholesterol or triglycerides; or

Overweight with a body mass index (BMI) above or equal to 25.

The fee for the class is $40. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Class fee does not include a membership to the YMCA. A YMCA membership is not required to participate in the GLB program. GLB is an education and support program, and all physical activity goals will be completed outside of class.

For information or to register for the class, call 740-435-2946.