YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - February 2018

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Why The Y? Because Every Child Deserves A Fighting Chance

Why The Y? Because Every Child Deserves A Fighting Chance My name is Victoria, and this is our Y story.  I am a wife and mom of two beautiful, strong and talented children. One lives for her time winning awards in gymnastics - and one is alive because he is a YMCA superstar. A year and a half ago, while our 11-year-old son James was in the hospital, we were told by doctors that because his blood would not clot, he wasn't expected to live more than 12 hours.  The... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Smart Way to Summer - Spend Time Learning With Your Kids

The  Smart  Way to “ Summer ” – Spend Time Learning with Your Kids   By Jean Bowick Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner, which means spring break, sunscreen, and before you know it, the long hot days of summer. As much as you look forward to some valuable “down time” with the family (and well-earned R&R), it’s important to keep your kids mentally engaged during their summer break with a variety of... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Monday, February 26, 2018
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Spice Up Your Life - It Could Help Your Blood Pressure

Spice Up Your Life (It Could Help Your Blood Pressure) By Joe Crowe Back in the 1990s, the pop starlets in The Spice Girls provided lots of good exercise advice, such as “slam your body down, and wind it all around,” but keeping their advice in mind is also good if you “Wannabe” a good manager of your blood pressure. (Sorry about the pun.) A diet heavy in salt ramps up your risk of high blood pressure, making you more likely to face heart attacks or strokes. ... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Benefits of Summer Day Camp

The Benefits of Summer Day Camp By Jennifer Neil Every child can benefit from the experiences of summer camp. But for many parents, the decision to send their child is not so easy. Many parents feel the separation and independence required of a camper for sleepaway camp may be too high of a hurdle for the child or themselves. Many campers are (in their parents’ minds) too shy or ill-equipped for sleepaway camp. Oftentimes, parents themselves are not ready to let go of... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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5 Ways To Manage Your Blood Pressure

5 Ways To Manage Your Blood Pressure By Joe Crowe Making a few changes to your lifestyle will help you take action on an issue that affects over 78 million adults in the United States. Sign-up for the Y's Blood Pressure Management program and meet with a “healthy heart ambassador” at the Y, who will regularly check your levels, answer any questions you have, and work with you on a wellness plan (For more information, contact Keesha Nelson at knelson@ymcabham.org and... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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