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8 Ways to Eat Better for Earth Day

April 4, 2018

8 Ways to Eat Better for Earth Day

By Amy Gray, Registered Dietitian and Coordinator for the YMCA's Healthy Weight and Your Child Program

Often we think of “eating right” as getting proper nutrition and avoiding junk food. But eating right also includes eating in ways that reduce food loss and waste. In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, we’re exploring ways...

CEO Jim Hiner Announces Retirement

March 26, 2018

Current President & CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver Jim Hiner has announced plans to retire in September 2018. Beginning his work with the YMCA in 1971, Hiner took on the leadership role in Denver in 2006 and has since led the organization through 12 years of expansion and increased community impact.

5 Things You Should Know About Tai-Chi for Fitness

March 26, 2018

Tai Chi? Qigong? Is it another language? Or one of the latest trends in fitness? The practice generates many questions. In response, we’re taking a closer look and shedding light on why it’s growing in popularity. Here are five things you should know.

3 of Your Most Common Nutrition Questions Answered

March 8, 2018

The science of nutrition is constantly changing. One week, you might hear that eggs are good for you. The next week, you might hear they’re bad. Then, suddenly they’re good again. It can get confusing to make healthy decisions. In celebration of March’s National Nutrition Month, we’re tackling a few of the common questions we receive at the YMCA regarding the latest evidence and nutritional...

Power to Move: 5 Ways to Be a Vegan and Work Out Successfully

March 6, 2018

Meat and dairy are big sources of protein. So it’s natural to wonder whether, without meat, can people still find the energy to hit the gym?