YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - March 2018

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The Bountiful Health Benefits of Beets

The Bountiful Health Benefits of Beets By Joe Crowe Beets are delicious and an excellent source of nutrition. While some folks may group beets in with vegetables that traditionally we are supposed to dislike, we hereby declare beets to no longer be on that list.   We Got The Beets  - Studies have shown that beets can significantly lower blood pressure over a period of only a few hours, HealthLine reports. ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Breakfast Foods To Boost Your Day And Weight Loss Plan

Breakfast Foods to Boost Your Day & Weight-Loss Plan! By Jean Bowick We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know  which breakfast  foods  outrank the rest? If you’re interested in losing weight  and  building muscle, you need to look (way) past the fast-food sausages and fried potato rounds, no matter how perfectly shaped they are. A recent study confirms that thin people, categorically, eat breakfast. But... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, March 29, 2018
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3 Healthful Ways To Kick off Springtime

3 Healthful Ways to Kick Off Springtime By Joe Crowe Spring cleaning is a good time to get a fresh start on some healthful habits that will serve you well during the warmer months, says Dr. Jennifer Brown, MD, a family medicine provider at AllinaHealth.org. https://www.allinahealth.org/Components/Templates/HealthySetGo/SingleArticle.aspx?id=36507232184   1. Eat dinner together. Simply sitting down at the dinner table with your family can roll back your levels of anxiety... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Muscle Memory: Recalling Your Once and Future Strength

Muscle Memory: Recalling Our Once – And Future – Strength By Jean Bowick Most likely, you haven’t kept count of every workout you’ve completed or every weight you’ve lifted – but your muscles have a very important history. And chances are, they remember it much better than you do. Our muscles have a past.  When it comes to muscular capacity, our past is prologue. Or more accurately, what’s past is ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, March 29, 2018
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NO MORE EXCUSES - THERE’S A FITNESS APP FOR THAT! (MORE PICKS)

No More Excuses - There’s A Fitness APP For That! (More picks) By Jennifer Neil It’s the truth! There are literally thousands of health and fitness apps available to help you with everything from sticking to your fitness goals with a paycheck and guided meditation for de-stressing any time/anywhere to workout motivation and ensuring you stay sufficiently hydrated every day.  Health and wellness companies and app developers have teamed up to create mobile apps for... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Monday, March 26, 2018
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