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December 1, 2021
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Swim Lessons You Can Enjoy at the Y

Your local YMCA is a great place to learn how to swim — no matter how old you are. The center offers lessons to help all […]
October 31, 2021
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5 Ways to Include Your Kids on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means a day filled with family, food, and fun is just around the corner! If you’re hosting dinner, knowing the day […]
October 1, 2021
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Strength Training for Women: Why (& How) You Should Do It

Cardio is a fantastic form of exercise, but cardio alone is not the best way to lose fat and build lean muscle. If you’re looking to […]
September 1, 2021
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9 Easy, Healthy After-School Snacks

When the kids come home from school (or log off from online classes), they’re probably looking for a snack. And while you don’t want them to […]
August 1, 2021
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7 Back-to-School Safety Tips

It’s almost time for your child to go back to school! While summer fun is coming to an end, now you can focus on preparing your […]
July 1, 2021
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8 Senior-Friendly Group Fitness Classes

As we get older, staying active is essential for our mental and physical health. Exercising as a senior can provide plenty of benefits, such as: Higher […]
June 1, 2021
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6 Healthy Summer Eating Tips

Healthy summer eating can be a challenge. You might have meals at different times, or you may tend to snack a lot when you visit with […]
May 1, 2021
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7 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Keeping your mind healthy is just as important as eating well and exercising! When you focus on your mental health — or your emotional, psychological, and […]
April 1, 2021
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5 Tips for Working Out with Spring Allergies

More than 50 million Americans struggle with seasonal allergies each year. And sniffing, sneezing, and watery eyes are tough enough to deal with, let alone adding […]
March 1, 2021
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7 Low-Cholesterol Foods You’ll Actually Want to Eat

Who said healthy eating had to be boring? If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol levels, you have plenty of heart-healthy options that taste great and […]
February 1, 2021
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5 Healthy Alternatives to Valentine’s Day Candy

All the sugar of Valentine’s Day candy can wreak havoc on your waistline and teeth. What’s more, eating too many sweets can eventually lead to conditions […]
January 1, 2021
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7 Healthy Recipes for Your Post-Holiday Recovery

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are filled with relaxing over delicious food. But all of that rich fare can quickly take a toll on your […]
December 1, 2020
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7 Healthy Christmas Treats You Can Make with Your Kids

Merry Christmas from the Y! This is one of the happiest times of the year: gathering with family and friends, wearing cozy sweaters, and sharing yummy […]
November 1, 2020
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5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to food, family, and thankfulness? While Turkey Day is a great opportunity to gather with people we love, it’s also […]
October 1, 2020
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5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Fall’s most famous produce isn’t just great for spiced lattes and pie. Pumpkin is full of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that can help you lose weight […]
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