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Our blog offers information on opportunities at the Lafayette Family YMCA, updates and news, and health and wellness advice.

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December 2, 2019
Learn which “healthy” foods are actually bad for you—and what replacements are better.

9 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Bad for You

When you’re trying to improve your eating habits, it can be tempting to buy into the fads surrounding you every time you visit the supermarket. Low-fat […]
November 4, 2019
YMCA yoga classes, deep breathing exercises, and other practices can help you find time to meditate daily.

Here’s Why (and How) You Should Find Time to Meditate

We live in a culture that praises busyness, and if you’re a full-time employee, parent, or both, it may be hard to justify making time for […]
October 2, 2019
There are a variety of myths about eating fats, but the YMCA shares the truth about healthy fats and diets.

Five Myths About Eating Fats

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can be hard, but you may not have to avoid fatty foods as much as you think.  There’s still lots […]
September 4, 2019
Couple enjoying new ways to exercise in the fall.

Seven Ways to Exercise in the Fall

Indiana’s fresh, cool fall is ideal for a heart-pumping workout. The cool temperatures are a great way to keep you alert and your body temperature cooler, […]
August 2, 2019
Parents looking for healthy back-to-school tips for kids.

Five Healthy Back-to-School Tips for Kids

Summer is ending, and it’s almost for your kids to head back to school! As you prepare with brand-new supplies, backpacks, books, and after-school activities, keep […]
July 2, 2019
People heeding safety tips for summer workouts.

Five Safety Tips for Summer Workouts

After a long winter packed with indoor workouts, it’s finally warm enough to enjoy outdoor exercise! The beautiful weather is fantastic motivation to get outside and […]
June 3, 2019
People eating well on summer vacation.

Six Tips for Eating Well on Summer Vacation

The sun is out, and we are ready to be outside! Summer vacation is a time to celebrate and soak up the sun with all the […]
May 1, 2019
Woman wondering how to get motivated to work out at the gym when she doesn’t want to.

How To Get Motivated to Work Out When it Feels Impossible

It’s perfectly normal to have days when you know you should go to the gym and get your workout in, but you’re exhausted. All you probably […]
April 4, 2019
The YMCA can help you find strategies for healthy weight loss.

Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a stressful topic for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be complicated, risky, or uncomfortable. With fad diets and uncertain advice, it […]
March 7, 2019
The Y offers reminders why a spring break body isn’t everything.

Why a Spring Break Body Isn’t Everything

Preparing for spring break can be fun when you’re planning an exciting beach vacation, but messages about getting a great spring break body can cause you […]
February 11, 2019
Couple trying one of the many ways to practice self-care.

3 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Making time for yourself may seem like a foreign concept, especially when you’re already overwhelmed. Your life is hectic, often filled with work, family, and other […]
January 2, 2019
You can keep your New Year’s resolution with the programs at the Lafayette Family YMCA.

Five Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

The winter skies may be chilly and gray, but the future is bright! The new year brings new opportunities and new goals. If you’re making resolutions […]
December 19, 2018
You can safely work out during the winter with helpful tips from the YMCA.

Five Tips for Safely Working Out During the Winter

Your dedication to staying healthy shouldn’t have to stop when the weather gets cold. But, we know that snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can make it […]
November 15, 2018
Stay healthy during flu season and keep up your workouts at the Y with these five easy steps.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

It’s officially November! A time filled with football and parades, Thanksgiving traditions, and precious family time. Unfortunately, however, this is also the time of year when […]
October 3, 2018
Parents and kids can stay healthy this Halloween with these five easy tips.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy This Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means – candy! Nothing says Halloween quite like buckets of treats, hyper children, sugar crashes, […]
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