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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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  • swimming

    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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  • summercamp

    Summer Camp and the Four Cs

    by Matt Gray | Jun 21, 2016
    If you ask any child attending summer camp why they enjoy it, inevitably the word “fun” will come out of their mouths. Camp is fun, there is no denying that, but it is so much more.
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  • fathersday

    Fitness Fun for Father's Day

    by YMCA | Jun 14, 2016
    Looking for gift ideas for Father’s Day? See our gift guide for ideas that will help dad stay active and healthy, and show him how much you care.
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  • Outdoor-Bootcamp

    Get in Touch with Mother Nature

    by Michele Fabbio | Jun 08, 2016
    As the weather warms, it's the perfect opportunity to take your workouts outside to enjoy the season and take in some vitamin D.
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  • Active Older Adults

    5 Tips for Active Older Adults

    by YMCA | May 11, 2016
    Staying active and connected to the community is important at every age! At the Y, we'll help you stay strong and healthy in spirit, mind and body, while you enjoy the companionship of your peers.
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  • eating

    Food Allergy Awareness Week

    by Victoria Kucel | May 10, 2016
    May 8 - 14, 2016 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Read our tips and advice for food substitutes and how to React with Respect to your friends with allergies.
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  • mothersday

    Healthy Mom, Happy Mom

    by YMCA | May 04, 2016
    Get ready for Mother's Day -- give a gift that lets mom know it’s okay to take time for herself! Discover our top gifts to help you celebrate all the special moms in your life.
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  • underwater

    7 Easy Tips for Kid-Safe Swimming

    by | May 02, 2016
    Swimming and going down the shore are treasured summer pastimes that depend on everyone, children and adults, practicing water safety.
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  • Healthy-Kids-2016

    5 Healthy Habits for Families

    by YMCA | Mar 21, 2016
    In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers 5 ways families can work together to develop healthy habits.
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  • scholarships2015

    Where are they now? 2015 Scholarship Recipients

    by Tyler & Phoebe | Mar 07, 2016
    Where are they now? Read about the experiences of two of our 2015 scholarship recipients. Scholarship applications for 2016 are now available.
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  • NutritionMonth

    March is National Nutrition Month

    by Victoria Kucel | Mar 04, 2016
    March is National Nutrition Month! YMCA Nutritionist Victoria Kucel has provided a tip for each day to help us all make small steps toward better nutrition!
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  • soccerteam

    5 Tips to Improving Your Game

    by Alexandra Nata | Feb 29, 2016
    If athletes want to take their game to the next level or are serious about playing collegiately or professionally, they need to hit the gym and put in extra work off the field.
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  • Golf Tips

    Get Ready for the Green: 3 Tips for Golfers

    by Matt J. Tanner | Feb 02, 2016
    In golf, proper training preparation is crucial not only to prevent unnecessary injury, but also to improve performance.
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  • Reclined Spinal Twist

    Be Kind to Your Spine

    by Yoga Outlet | Jan 27, 2016
    The reclined spinal twist may be just the thing to ease discomfort. Read about its benefits and step-by-steps instructions to completing the pose.
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  • FitnessClass

    Finding Fitness

    by Lynne Applebaum | Jan 11, 2016
    At the Y, we make it easier for you to take the first step to a healthier life. Our wellness staff compiled 10 great ways to jump start your fitness routine.
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