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Great Escapes: The More You Travel, The Farther You'll Go!

Great Escapes:  The More You Travel, The Farther You'll Go! By Jean Bowick  We all know how great it feels to get away, but do you know how important those vacation days are for your health and well-being? Trips away are good for our body  and  soul. And as it turns out, adding  mileage  to your vacation can also increase your longevity. According to an article published by  U.S. News & World Report , putting real distance... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 0 comments
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After School At The Y: Where Learning Is Fun!

Blog: Afterschool at the Y: Where Learning is FUN! By Jean Bowick Besides band rehearsals, try-outs, and team practices, many kids dread staying “after school.” When your beloved student is lagging behind (or acting up) in class, these words can often spell “trouble.” But for kids at YMCA’s Afterschool Academy, “after school” means something else entirely, and it’s  entirely  awesome! Every afternoon from  3:30 to... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 0 comments
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Hargis Retreat Announces 2017 "Fam Jam" Alumni Dinner

Hargis Retreat Announces 2017 "Fam Jam" Alumni Dinner By Jean Bowick As Summer Day Campers prepare to wrap up another unforgettable year of canoes, campfires, and color wars, staffers at YMCA’s Hargis Retreat are getting ready for the camp’s third-annual “Fam Jam” celebration, Hargis’ very special end-of-season alumni dinner. “It can get very emotional,” said Kim Sharp, Hargis Retreat’s Program Executive. “When... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Pros of Football Camps For Kids

The Pros of Football Camps For Kids By Jean Bowick It’s one of our favorite pastimes, and along with baseball, distinctly American. That’s right. We’re talking about football, and come September, we’re all gonna be ready. And clearly, that’s the goal. All over the country young athletes will be gearing up – and suiting up – to kick off the 2017-18 football season with a strong start and a stealth offense. To the bleachers or the field, the... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lactic Acid: Friend or Foe?

Lactic Acid: Friend or Foe? By Jean Bowick A lot of the pain experienced by athletes, weight-lifters, and amateur fitness enthusiasts has been pinned on lactic acid. This dubious substance has long been blamed for the post-workout soreness that often accompanies intense exercise for several days afterward. But is lactic acid really as harsh as it sounds, or does it just get a bad rap? The truth is, lactic acid  gets  a lot more grief than it gives. Lactic acid, or... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 0 comments
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