Month: November 2015

Nutritionally Dense Holiday Foods

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The holidays are coming, The holidays are coming!! These words tend to raise the alarm and strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Regardless of the reason for your apprehension, the holidays can be enjoyed without the guilt. You can still enjoy holiday meals by concentrating on some nutritionally dense holiday foods. We looked […]

Have A Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, watch football, and enjoy a meal.  For some reason people think at Thanksgiving you should just eat and eat and eat.  The reality is that even though it is a holiday that centers around food you can still be healthy.  Make your goal this year to have […]

Physical Fitness and Dementia

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Last year when I went for my yearly physical my doctor sat me down to discuss the relationship between Physical Fitness and dementia.  Studies have shown and proven a direct link between the two as greatly reducing the risk of this dreaded disease. Intrigued and encouraged, I turned to the Alzheimer’s Society for more information.

Swim Meet

The Hickory Foundation YMCA will be hosting a home swim meet on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. The indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub will be closed to members and guests during this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

YMCA Group Exercise

Exercise is vital in reducing risk of chronic disease, heart problems, and diabetes.  So what stops people from getting into an exercise routine?  Well there are many factors such as lack of time, lack of motivation, no one to workout with, or some people just do not see the need of exercise.  Instead of looking […]

Child Care at the Y

Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them.  At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child care, afterschool and Child Watch programs are staffed with people who understand the […]

Winter Workout Tips and Tricks

With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it’s that time that most seem to lose all sense of fitness motivation. With a dive in temperatures and what seems like less hours left in the day, we certainly realize how difficult it can be to get a workout in. Just because it’s getting close to winter time doesn’t mean […]

Swim Lessons For All

The YMCA of Catawba Valley has a goal to teach everyone in the community to swim.  It is our goal that no one goes without access to swim lessons.  Y swim lessons also teach more than just how to swim.  They teach water safety so everyone can be safe in and around water whether they […]