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Our Top Ten Favorite Recipes To make With Canned Pumpkin

October 22, 2020

Nothing says Fall like the sights, smells and tastes of pumpkin! Many of the pumpkin treats and drinks we see in stores and restaurants are loaded with sugar, fat and other unhealthy ingredients. But pumpkin can be extremely healthy when used in easy and delicious recipes made at home using canned pumpkin (the can that comes with no added sugar or other ingredients).

Striving for Health Equity Through the YMCA’s Community Integrated Health Programs

October 9, 2020

By: Libertad Mendivil, Manager Community Integrated Health Program


Health equity is a goal that we should all strive for. We all deserve the chance to live our healthiest and best. For more than seven years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver has developed and offered programs for people with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, pre-diabetes, and cancer. Each of our...

Meal Prepping 101: How to Make Your Healthy Diet Easier

September 30, 2020

Meal prepping can sound like a daunting task but its purpose is just the opposite, to make your life easier. Less desirable food choices are often made when hunger levels are high and time is limited. Let’s face it, it’s much easier to pick up pizza on the way home from work than to cook dinner from scratch. Like all nutrition recommendations, meal planning requires an individualized approach...

Cyberbullying: How to Spot it and How to Stop It

September 11, 2020

Virtual schooling has more kids and teens online now than ever before. While technology has led to ease of learning, resources and flexibility, it can also make more teens vulnerable to cyberbullying.

Remember, bullying doesn’t just happen at school. It can happen anywhere, including through texting, the internet, social media and gaming platforms. So, just what is cyberbullying? It is...

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.