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Want to work out like an NFL star? A former Houston Texans player tells us how.

Pilates? Really? A former Houston Texans player shares his workout regimen. Think it’s too hard to get in NFL shape?  While you and I might not have access to the best trainers and equipment money can buy, we can add … Continue reading

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Bringing the ROAR to Your Workout!

Last week, two cast members from Disney’s THE LION KING visited the Trotter Family YMCA and taught an hour-long master dance class to more than 40 adults. Melody Stacey, a healthy living instructor for the Trotter Y, was part of … Continue reading

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An interview with Houston Olympian Steven Lopez: Tips for Living a Healthy Life

A few weeks ago, before heading off to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Houstonian and taekwondo athlete Steven Lopez stopped by our Langham Creek Family YMCA to speak to some of our day campers on the importance of … Continue reading

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There’s a Little Lion in All of Us

The Lion King Steps Off Broadway and into the YMCA. I recently discovered that there is a little lion in all of us. Cast members from Disney’s THE LION KING recently visited children in a dance class at the M.D. … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

They’re called “superfoods.” Are you eating them? They are rich in nutrients and offer serious health benefits.  Superfoods are supposed to be the healthiest items that you can eat.  Here’s a list of the top ten healthiest foods as compiled … 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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