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Simple Steps to Boost Your Immune System

August 4, 2020

By: Rosalie Shanks, Registered Dietitian and a Lifestyle Coach, YMCA of Metro Denver

 

Now, more than ever, it’s important to take steps to support and bolster our immune systems. A balanced diet, along with good hygiene, sleep and stress management can play a crucial role in fostering a healthy immune system and fighting off illness.

Hydration – What’s the Big Deal?

June 24, 2020

As the weather gets warmer and more time is spent enjoying the outdoors, staying hydrated is key, especially living at high altitude! Water is an essential part of a healthy diet, in fact, our bodies are made up of about 60% water. It maintains all functions in the body and helps keep your temperature normal. Your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, so it’s important...

YMCA of Metro Denver Reopening Wellness Centers on Monday, June 15

June 9, 2020

WHAT: The YMCA of Metro Denver will reopen the doors to all metro Denver wellness centers on Monday, June 15. While the State of Colorado allowed fitness centers to open on June 5, the Y is taking some extra precautionary measures, including additional staff training and fine-tuning health and safety requirements to ensure the highest possible standards are met.

With Broken Hearts

June 2, 2020

Racism and discrimination have no place in our society and the YMCA of Metro Denver stands behind this belief in practice and policy. Our vision as an organization is to play an integral role in creating strong communities where people thrive, where there are no disparities or inequities, and where all people are living life to their fullest potential.

Achieve a Better Body-Mind Connection in 5 Steps

May 12, 2020

By: Caitlin Stackpool, Director of Community Integrated Health at the YMCA of Metro Denver

It’s been proven that people who have a strong mind-body connection have better overall health. But just what is the mind-body connection and how can you strengthen yours?