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It’s February! Celebrate Heart Health Month!

February 16, 2017

It’s February! Celebrate Heart Health Month!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. But the good news is that we can prevent heart disease with proper exercise and eating. 

This month and year-round, follow these tips for both fitness and nutrition to have a heathy heart!

New Year for Success

January 16, 2017

Happy and Healthy New Year

A new year is a new opportunity to live healthy and feel your best. Whether you’re making fresh goals or aiming to continue healthy habits you already have in place, the YMCA is a resource for healthy living of your spirit, mind, and body.

Get your 2017 off to...

Healthy Holiday Tips

December 20, 2016

Healthy Holiday Habits at the Y!

It’s that time of year! The holidays are here, and with them come parties, house guests, shopping, traveling, and a lot of delicious food.

With all these distractions, it can be tempting to pause your healthy routine and resolve to “start again” in the New Year. But...

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

November 21, 2016

Tackle Thanksgiving with 10 Tips for Mindful Eating

Thanksgiving is one of the most delicious times of the year. And, as a day to give thanks and spend time with friends and family, it’s a time when you can give yourself permission to indulge. Still, Turkey Day is the first of many holiday occasions, and eating too much – or eating the wrong things – can make you lose focus on healthy...

Sweet Smarts: What You Need to Know About Sugar

October 17, 2016

Sweet Smarts: What You Need to Know About Sugar

Chocolate, candy, desserts, and ice cream. It seems like sugar is everywhere, especially this time of year. To live healthfully and prevent disease, what do you need to know about sugar, and what should you keep in mind as Halloween approaches?

First off: How much is too much?

When people talk about "added sugar," they're...