YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - February 2017


Word Of The Day: Herz

Jump Start Your HERZ today!  By Jennifer Neil "Herz", the German word for “Heart”, is your Word of The Day in the Y’s Winter Fitness Challenge. HERZ is also the name of the special first-responder CPR action group formed in Germany. When cardiac arrest happens, fast CPR is a critical tool in resuscitating a person and avoiding permanent heart damage. HERZ uses actual GPS positioning of the community first responder to dispatch the... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Word of the Day: Capillary

Word of the Day: Capillary By Jennifer Neal Capillaries  are the smallest blood vessels in your body, but also the hardest working! They respond directly to parts of your body and supply the nutrients they need - they allow water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other nutrient and waste substances to exchange between blood and surrounding tissues. And regular exercise can help these tiny vessels do their job. Your capillaries do for your heart what your outer body does every... Read More
at Thursday, February 2, 2017
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