Tag Archives: health and wellness

Keys to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

“This year things are going to be different.” Have you said this to yourself year after year?  If so, we’ve got some realistic tips that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to be healthier, whether you are … Continue reading

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A Healthy Forecast from a KRIV FOX26 Meteorologist

Each month we profile a Houston celebrity and ask him or her to share their exercise and healthy living tips. This month, we feature John Dawson, KRIV FOX26 Meteorologist and Vic Coppinger Family YMCA member. YMCA: How important is health … Continue reading

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From a “Chore” to a “Routine”

How One Couple Turned Their Workout into a Lifestyle In early 2012, Jim Leong suffered a stroke that mystified his doctors. He was eating right, saw his doctor regularly and had his blood work done annually. This was the second … Continue reading

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Questions About Diabetes? We’ve Got Answers.

November is Diabetes Awareness month.  Once again we have teamed up with Texas Children’s Hospital, this time, to bring you important information about diabetes and your family’s health.  This week we hear from Dr. Tracy Patel, Dr. Lynda Lin and … Continue reading

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He Lifted 1.2 Million Pounds in One Month

He started in November 2004 with 189,130 pounds lifted that month.  In September 2012, he was up to more than 1.2 million pounds.  At 57 years old, Langham Creek Family YMCA member John Almquist moves more in one day than … Continue reading

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The Power of Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness

In part two of our October breast cancer awareness feature, Katy Family YMCA group exercise instructor Nancy McCollom Gonzales shares how her breast cancer was discovered, and tells us what her doctor says has been key to her recovery. I … Continue reading

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She Has Pink Running through Her Veins

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  If breast cancer is found early, there are more treatment options and a higher chance for survival.  Following is part one in a two-part series from an inspiring breast cancer survivor and YMCA staff … Continue reading

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Stretching and Exercise for Kids: What Works Best?

In part three of our four-part series for Childhood Obesity Awareness month, Brian Scully, a pediatric physical therapist, and Lauren Scott, a pediatric clinical dietitian, both with Texas Children’s Hospital, help answer some of the most common questions they’ve received … Continue reading

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Help! My Kid is a Picky Eater

This September, we’re focusing on Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  Following is part two in our four-part series presented in conjunction with Texas Children’s Pediatrics on childhood nutrition and exercise. I have picky eaters in the family. How can I get … Continue reading

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23 Million U.S. Children and Teens are Overweight or Obese: What Can We Do about It?

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The YMCA is partnering with Texas Children’s Pediatrics to bring you information you can use to help your family make healthier choices. This post is the first in a four-part series providing families practical … Continue reading

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