Tag Archives: healthy living

Shannon’s Garden Dedication and Vine Cutting

A vision that began at a local Starbucks was realized as the Trotter Family YMCA officially dedicated Shannon’s Garden Friday, May 30 in front of a crowd of donors, supporters, and volunteers. The garden’s namesake, Shannon Wallace, was on hand … Continue reading

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Turn Your Resolutions Into Lifestyle Changes

The New Year has just begun, and you’re motivated to start your journey to become healthier and fitter than in the past. As the year goes on, you may encounter some obstacles. Rather than setting resolutions that make you feel … Continue reading

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Why We are Thankful

At the Y, we have a lot to be thankful for year-round, but Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to recognize all of the reasons why.  Here are the top 5 reasons we are thankful this holiday season: 1.  Members: … Continue reading

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It was Stressful in the Beginning, but I Lost 20 Pounds

Impact of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Maria Pena’s Y experience started because she received some troubling news about her health. “My doctor sent me to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. He told me last November that he was giving … Continue reading

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Cancer Survivors Find Support at the Y

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is filled with uplifting stories that feature individuals who have overcome obstacles and survived cancer. Sharon Beaman was kind enough to share her Y story with us and tell us how the LIVESTRONG program changed her … 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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