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Even our very own Group Exercise Instructors have had a fitness journey. Megan is not only a YMCA Memership director; she also teaches Zumba Fitness classes during the week. Check out her story... I was in pretty good shape in high school and was a cheerleader throughout the years so I was pretty active. When I was 20, I moved out of my parents' healthy household and into my own place of "freedom". I finally got a real taste of fast food! And processed food! And... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Forget Sitting Still! Playtime Makes Everything Better

Forget Sitting Still! Playtime Makes Everything Better Remember when we all took naps at school? (Or at least we were  supposed  to.) For generations, parents and teachers have embraced “naptime” as a welcome, rejuvenating break, refreshing the amazing energy and enthusiasm that belong exclusively to small children. Rest and Release Proper rest – including naptime – is as important as ever. However, as we struggle to juggle the responsibilities... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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5 Ways To Start A Low Sodium Diet

5 Ways to Start a Low-Sodium Diet By Joe Crowe Most of us have too much sodium in our diet, and research has shown that it ramps up the chances that we might get high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. The average person in the U.S. consumes 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, but only 2,300 milligrams are recommended. However, it can be tough to figure out how to go low sodium.   Here are five strategies on how to get started, thanks to  Prevention... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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5 Ways To Learn To Love Vegetables

5 Ways to Learn to Love Vegetables By Joe Crowe We know eating vegetables is good for us. But for many of us, it’s difficult to get started, especially if there are doughnuts somewhere in the house. Here are 5 ways to learn to love vegetables, thanks to Daniel J. Green at NBC News  https://www.nbcnews.com/ better/health/how-i-learned- love-or-least-tolerate- vegetables-ncna860066 and chef and author Sally Cameron at  A Food-Centric Life.  ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, May 3, 2018
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YMCA Supports National High Blood Pressure Education Month

One Of Every Three Adults Has High Blood Pressure. Do You? YMCA Supports National High Blood Pressure Education Month By Jean Bowick As April showers bring May flowers, bad health habits (and sometimes genetics)  may  bring you high blood pressure.And by “ you ” – we mean  100 million  of you, according to the  American Heart Association . To help fight hypertension and heart disease, the  YMCA  of Greater... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, May 3, 2018
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