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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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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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On your mark, get set, go! Train with the Y for the Houston Kids Triathlon.

The YMCA Kids Triathlon Training Clinic is a free introductory program designed to train youth in the fundamentals of triathlons, so they can participate in the Houston Kids Triathlon on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the University of Houston- Main Campus. Wondering whether … 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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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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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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