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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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