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    Special Needs, Special Summer
    Camp Tips for Kids with Special Needs

    by Stephanie Jasinski, LPC | Jul 12, 2017
    Ensuring a child with special needs thrives at camp can present its own challenges, but these tips can help parents and caretakers make this the best summer ever!
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  • Fathers Day Blog

    Honoring Fathers & Father Figures in All Their Roles

    by Cristina Williams | Director of Digital Media, Somerset County YMCA | Jun 16, 2017
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    How the Y Keeps Your Kids Safe in the Water

    by Valerie Deraville, Aquatics Director, Bridgewater YMCA | Somerville YMCA | May 25, 2017
    Summer is the time of year when water activities and swimming are on everyone’s list of things to do. May is also Water Safety Month and we’d like to share some valuable information with you before you make those plans – it will help keep your kids safe while you are building fond memories with family and friends.
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  • Workshop Series - More Than Motherhood

    Celebrate the Women in Your Life

    by Cristina Williams, Director of Digital Media | May 11, 2017
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  • Cinco de Mayo Easy Chicken Fajitas

    by | May 04, 2017
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  • Every Kids Matters

    Every Kid Matters

    by Cristina E. Williams, Director of Digital Media, Somerset County YMCA | Apr 27, 2017
    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and in partnership with YMCA of the USA, Somerset County YMCA is joining Ys across the country in taking Five Days of Action from April 24-28 to help prevent child sexual abuse.
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  • NoviceRunnersBlog

    How To Run Your First Half Marathon - From a Non-Runner

    by Rebecca Cozzi | Mar 23, 2017
    Y member Rebecca shares six tips that helped her go from no experience running to completing the Disney Princess Half Marathon 12 months later.
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    Cure for Cabin Fever

    by YMCA Before and After Care Staff | Mar 13, 2017
    Feeling cooped up in the house? Try these five fun recipes and games that get the whole family involved!
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    Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

    by Wendy Porr | Feb 22, 2017
    At the Y, we are here to help you live a healthier life. Knowing your risk factors for heart disease is one step in improving your health.
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  • heart-health

    Be Heart Healthy

    by Wendy Porr | Feb 08, 2017
    According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. But there are steps we can all take to reduce our risk of heart disease and strokes.
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  • 5 Ideas to Give Back

    Five Ways to Give Back as a Family

    by The Y | Dec 20, 2016
    The holiday season is a time for giving. Help neighbors of all faiths enjoy a happier holiday while bonding as a family and modeling kindness for children.
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    Games to Play as a Family

    by Tina Costello, Joleen Donnelly, Liz Kryznefski, and Laura Rodriguez | Nov 18, 2016
    The holidays are a time for gathering and bonding with friends and family. Games, magic tricks and experiments are a great way to spend time together, while making memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Fantastic Feasts: Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

    by Carol T. Clinton, MS, LDN, CNS | Nov 15, 2016
    Despite well-intentioned resolutions that we make every year, most of us struggle with the weight that mysteriously seems to creep up on us during the holiday season.
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  • flexibility

    5 Tips for Improving Flexibility

    by Pam Vioreanu & Pam Ambrose | Oct 25, 2016
    Balance training and flexibility can help reduce falls, especially in active older adults. Two of our Enhance®Fitness instructors share the importance of flexibility and balance as well as five tips for stretching.
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  • Family Dinner

    Healthy Eating & Physical Activity for the Whole Family

    by The Y | Sep 26, 2016
    Tips for some great ways to incorporate healthier eating habits and more physical activity into your daily family routine:
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  • childhood obesity

    Childhood Obesity Prevention Tips from a Nutritionist and Mom

    by Victoria Kucel | Sep 15, 2016
    Our nutrition needs are different at every stage of life. Help kids of all ages learn what their bodies need to stay healthy and prevent childhood obesity.
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  • school lunches

    Back to School Lunches and Snacks

    by Victoria Kucel | Sep 08, 2016
    It's Back to School time. Let us help you keep your kids on track with some yummy, nutritious meals for your kids during this busy season!
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  • yoga

    Find Peace and Tranquility

    by Vandana Kareer & Janet Yarka | Aug 09, 2016
    Meditation peace and tranquility for centuries. Carve out five minutes and follow these five steps to begin your meditation and mindfulness practice.
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  • Summer Recipes

    Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

    by YMCA | Jul 27, 2016
    When it's too hot to turn on the oven, it's great to have some healthy, delicious, no-cook recipes on hand. Beat the summer heat with this dinner and dessert recipes.
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    Water Safety Tips from Y Aquatics Directors

    by Valerie Deraville & Frank Oliver | Jul 08, 2016
    Summer is full of water activities and swimming. As you make memories with your family and friends, it is important to make water safety a priority.
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