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Healthy School Lunch Ideas

The school year is has started and so has the lunch making. This year, consider these tips to help provide your student with a healthy lunch. Skip the sugared drinks: Instead of juice, pack a small bottle of water or … Continue reading

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Giving to the Y Changes Many Lives – Including Yours

Whether due to unemployment, poor health, financial hardship or special circumstance, people struggle to provide for their families. And at the Y we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to participate in … Continue reading

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Tips for Staying on Track for Weight Loss

1. Focus on Your Reasons for Losing Weight Initially, your motivation for losing weight may begin with an upcoming vacation, high school reunion, or swimsuit season, but your primary focus should be directed toward what will keep you inspired for the … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Tracking Devices: How to Choose What’s Right for You

There are many devices currently on the market that facilitate the tracking and analysis of physical activity. Most of these physical activity tracking devices are digital and designed to sync with cell phones, tablets, web-based fitness applications and social media … Continue reading

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Overcoming Cancer with a Community of Support

It’s in movies, daily conversations, in schools. It breaks up and brings together families. It can affect every part of the body and every person on the planet. Try as we might to ignore it, cancer demands our attention. October … Continue reading

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Beyond Banana Boats: Benefits of Summer Camp

It was a great summer at YMCA Camp Cullen – full of memories, friendships, confidence, skills, first-time experiences, cheers and laughter! More than just a retreat, camp was a valuable resource to grow and educate campers. PURPOSE You’re probably familiar … Continue reading

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Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids: Three Steps to Heart Health

Childhood obesity has become the number one health concern among parents in the U.S. Kids today have health problems usually not seen until adulthood, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and Type 2 diabetes. In almost all cases, … Continue reading

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Too Much Sugar is Not So Sweet for Your Health

A teaspoon of sugar may help your medicine go down, but high intakes often lead to obesity, tooth decay, inflammation, heart disease and unhealthy eating habits. The average American eats about 30 teaspoons of sugar per day which is over … Continue reading

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10 Must-Grow Spring Vegetables

1. Tomatoes Best Time to Plant: March-April (transplant) Tomatoes are one of the most popular home gardening crops. They are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Slicing tomatoes, also known as beefsteak tomatoes, produce medium to large … Continue reading

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