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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?

Going Vegan: 3 Things You Should Know

January 29, 2018

The concept is becoming more and more familiar: People are going “vegan” and changing the way they cook, order food, and eat. Is this just a trend, or is it a new lifestyle that’s here to stay? Here, we clear up confusion about what being vegan is and whether it’s for you.

Tackling High Blood Pressure: What It Is and What You Can Do

January 23, 2018

High blood pressure: It’s something we all hear about so often it can start to lose its meaning – and its importance. But controlling it is essential to healthy living and even life or death, especially the older we get. Knowing your blood pressure, monitoring it, and taking steps to keep it in a healthy range is imperative. Here’s what you need to know and how the YMCA can help.

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

January 5, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions seem like a good idea, but most people only stick to them for the first few months of the year. Sources indicate that roughly 80% of resolutions made in January fail by the end of February. Others report that by December, only 8% of resolutions are successful.