Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Day Camp Chronicles Part 2: A Day in the Life of a Camp Counselor

Meet one of the people guiding, caring for and playing with your children this summer. Heather Vanderwarker’s step-grandmother helped start a national YMCA child care program. Her mom attended YMCA Day Camp.  Fast forward 40 years and now Heather works for the Trotter … Continue reading

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The Day Camp Chronicles Part 1: A Special Boy

There is a place for everyone. Colin is like any other kid in the summertime.  He wants to swim, play, make friends and have fun.  But Colin isn’t just any other kid. “The kids get excited to help him out,” … Continue reading

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Canadian Gym Bans Skinny People

You could be too fit for one fitness center. A fitness center in Vancouver is creating a stir by solely catering to customers who are considered to be plus size.  An article in the New York Daily News details how … Continue reading

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5 Cool Workouts You Have to Try

Hit a plateau? It’s time to shake up your exercise routine. Are you stuck in a rut, running on the treadmill or striding on the elliptical?  Do you need a break from the same group exercise class?  Here are five workouts … Continue reading

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Craving a cupcake? Maybe you need more sleep.

New study says lack of sleep makes you crave junk food Why do those chips, french fries and cookies sound so good?  Scientists say it’s because you aren’t getting enough sleep. Researchers from Columbia University say sleep deprivation may cause … Continue reading

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An interview with KPRC TV’s Dominique Sachse: how she stays healthy

Houston Celebrity Fitness: How do they do it? Each month, we will chat with a local celebrity to find out how he or she stays healthy.  This month’s interview with Dominique Sachse reveals the KPRC TV evening news anchor has a balanced approach … Continue reading

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If you exercise more, will you make more money? A new study says so…

A calorie burned is a penny earned Trim that waistline and beef up your bank account.  A new study from Cleveland State University suggests that people who exercise more, make more money. People who exercise three or more times each … Continue reading

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He’s lost 42 pounds and counting. Could you do it too?

Chemical engineer gets a health science lesson from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program “Because I lost weight, activity became easier and my strength and energy increased.” That may sound like a no-brainer, but for 59 year-old Weyman Dunaway, that basic concept has … Continue reading

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The day camp dilemma

Five tips for choosing a day camp You’ve heard it before… “Mom, I’m bored.”  Or in my four-year old’s case, “Mommy, what can I do next?” Why not channel that restlessness and sign your child up for a few weeks of … Continue reading

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