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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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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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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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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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He’s lost 42 pounds and counting. Could you do it too?

Chemical engineer gets a health science lesson from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program “Because I lost weight, activity became easier and my strength and energy increased.” That may sound like a no-brainer, but for 59 year-old Weyman Dunaway, that basic concept has … Continue reading

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