Tag Archives: health and wellness

Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

9 Tips to Change Your Life Did you meet your New Year’s resolutions this year? If not, don’t feel too bad. Of the 45 percent of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions goals each year, only 8 percent of people … Continue reading

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Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts Talks Childhood Obesity

Several times a year we profile a Houston celebrity and ask them to share their health and wellness tips. We recently had the opportunity to talk with former Houston Texans star and current The Amazing Race contestant Chester Pitts about … Continue reading

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We Have a Zumba Family

Ernesto Uehara is one of Katy Family YMCA‘s biggest Zumba® fans, participating in classes there since 2009. He says Zumba is a terrific outlet for members. “Zumba is good for physical conditioning. I like the music too because at the … Continue reading

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Mmmmm… Veggies!

Healthy Living Taught at the MD Anderson Family YMCA The YMCA of Greater Houston is a terrific place for kids to have fun, but it’s also a community that wants to promote learning and healthy living. In partnership with the … Continue reading

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Family of 8 Finds Home Away from Home at the Y

Last fall, we asked Y members to share their Y story with us. Simply put, we wanted to know why they loved their Y. You may have seen some of those stories featured on posters throughout the Ys and on … Continue reading

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A Five Year-Old Drowned Last Weekend.

He could have been your son or daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew, a cousin.  It could happen in your backyard pool, at the beach, in a bayou or creek, even in your own bathtub. According to multiple published media reports, … Continue reading

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Give mom the gift of health.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you have not decided how to best show mom that you care, the YMCA has an idea for you. Give mom the gift of health; buy her a YMCA Gift Card.  YMCA Gift … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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Want to Know What it Feels Like to be Spiderman?

You can be a superhero while supporting a great cause. The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA is hosting its first Annual Over The Edge event on March 23, 2013. The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the setting for this unique, fundraising … Continue reading

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Houston’s Mayor Proclaims Health a Priority

Each month, we profile a Houston celebrity and ask them to share their health and wellness routine.  January’s spotlight is on the Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston. YMCA: What is your exercise routine? Mayor Parker: I do aerobics and … Continue reading

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