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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 | 0 comments
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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 | 0 comments
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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 | 0 comments
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How Do You LOVE Thee? Start With Your Heart!

How Do You  Love  Thee? Start With Your Heart! YMCA of Greater Birmingham Salutes American (Healthy, Happy!) Heart Month February is the month we celebrate all things love and romance. However, heart disease remains the number one leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 2,000 people die of heart failure and cardiovascular disease  every single day . According to the American Heart Association, the number of Americans at risk for strokes and heart attacks... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 0 comments
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Cold Weather WorkoutTips

Cold Weather Workout Tips By Joe Crowe Cold weather is upon us, but getting your exercise in is still a good idea. Here are a few ways to keep the frigid feelings down and your heart rate up during the chilly months, courtesy of The Mayo Clinic .  1. Watch the wind. Temperature, wind, and moisture, along with how long you will be outside, are vital to planning a safe workout in the cold. Wind and cold combine to make up wind chill, and even with warm clothing,... Read More
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