YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - March 2017


Juice or Fruit?

Should You Drink Orange Juice or Eat an Orange?   By Jennifer Neil Fruit juice elevates blood sugar more quickly than whole fruit , and the level of sugar that can be obtained from fruit juice is higher than the level found in whole fruit. For example, 120 calories' worth of whole apples contains about 24 grams of sugar, while 120 calories' worth of apple juice contains about 30 grams. The American Academy of Pediatrics... Read More
at Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Best Summer Ever!

Best Summer Ever! Can Your Child Go To Summer Day Camp?  You Know It!   Summer Day Camp is one of the most memorable and enriching experiences a child can have.  With 10 different locations in the Birmingham area, the Y has a program right for your child’s age and interests, and your schedule. YMCA even offers financial assistance to those in need. Click here for a list of fun-filled, full-day activities and programs to keep your child happy, active... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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2017 National Senior Games Volunteer Registration

2017 National Senior Games Volunteer Registration The 2017 National Senior Games are coming to Birmingham this summer, and the YMCA of Greater Birmingham needs your help! We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana. With 10,000+ athletes from all over the country, nearly 3,000 volunteers will be needed to make this event a huge success for Birmingham. WHEN  June 2-15, 2017 WHAT  Birmingham is looking for... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Spring Is Here!

Spring Is Here! A time for renewal of Family.  April brings religious renewal holidays, budding plants and flowers, beautiful weather and a great time for our families to come together in some fun activities. In this busy lifestyle of changing schedules, heavy workloads, jam-packed school agendas and electronic communication, the renewal month of April at the YMCA of Greater Birmingham provides opportunities to pull your family together and have some good old quality... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh
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I Want To Help A Senior in my Community Stay Active and Connected!   The University of Alabama projects that our senior population (age 65+) will increase 83% by the year 2040.   Your local YMCA offers multiple programs and opportunities to take care of the growing population of senior citizens in Alabama.  Senior specific services range from exercise classes, year-round swimming in a heated pool, senior health coaches who teach healthy eating and lifestyle... Read More
at Monday, March 13, 2017
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