YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - November 2017

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Kindness Is A Muscle...So Flex It!

Kindness Is A Muscle...So Flex It! By Jennifer Neil Kindness is a muscle that becomes stronger every time you use it. Here are a few simple suggestions to put it into practice: 1. Think before you speak. This is something everyone thinks they do and oftentimes forget - especially in a challenging or stressful situation. This goes for face-to-face conversations as well as emailing and texting. To practice kindness, think about the tone of your voice, the words... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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How Much Sleep? 10 Healthful Reasons For Getting Your Zzzzz's

How Much Sleep? 10  healthful  Reasons for Getting Your Zzzz’s It’s a divine gift and the birthright of youth – long, healthy stretches of sweet, deep, tranquil sleep. 10 or 12 hours of blissful, unbroken slumber every night, blanketed by teddy bears, happy times, and childlike innocence. Waking up when Mom called us to breakfast; luxurious Saturdays sleeping in; long afternoon naps; snoozing well past sun-up, until the  very moment  our alarms... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, November 27, 2017
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Baby It's Cold Outside...So Let's Get Some Exercise!

Baby, It's Cold Outside...So Let's Get Some Exercise! By Jennifer Neil Even though it's tempting to go full 'couch potato' when it's cold and dreary, this is a great time to start (and important time to continue) working out. In fact, there is NO reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. Exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in the warmer weather. For... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, November 20, 2017
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YMCA Volunteers Honored At National Philanthropy Day

YMCA honors Volunteers at 37th Annual National Philanthropy Day (Left to right: Christopher Whitfield, Greg Weyandt, Jill Kent) Three outstanding YMCA volunteers were honored at the Alabama chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 37th Annual National Philanthropy Day on November 9, 2017. Over 400 people attended the event, which celebrates the giving, selfless spirit of philanthropy so evident in our communities, organizations, places of worship and homes.... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Wonders of Massage - Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Rock, Ahhhhh...

The Wonders of Massage – Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Rock, Ahhhhh…… By Jean Bowick As far as any health-related “treatment” goes, the soothing effects of massage therapy – at the gifted hands of an oh-so-qualified professional – inarguably produce the most immediate (and enthusiastically appreciated) results from patients eagerly approaching the venerable massage table.  With centuries of interdisciplinary practice and widely... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, November 16, 2017
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