Tag: health

Everything I know about working out…

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Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies. Obviously we all remember the fashion, the headbands and leg warmers, but don’t miss out on the other messages hidden in the aqua net fog. Look past the big hair, campy jokes and that one guy who always wants to rock the striped tube socks […]

Physical activity after injury or illness

Anyone who has experienced a long illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on their level of physical activity. Normally, doctors and physical therapists tell you to exercise in a modified capacity. In reality, you may not have the energy and ability to do so in the recovery process.

The Y: Improving Community One Day at a Time

For so long the Y has been known as a gym and swim throughout the communities that Ys serve each and everyday, but in reality the Y is improving community all throughout this country and many others.  The reality is that that the Y is so much more.  Each day the YMCA of Catawba Valley […]

Give the Gift of Health

Every year millions of people are treated for chronic disease throughout the country.  They could have things like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and so much more.  This year you could help change that.  There are friends and neighbors you know that need to be healthy.  You can do that simply by purchasing a […]

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 […]

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.

Maintain your fitness

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You lost the weight, bought the new clothes and now it’s time to maintain your fitness.  In order to do that you have to think of things differently now.  We went to WebMD to see what they had to say. In an interview with Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight & […]

Fitness Frustration

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Has your fitness routine left you with a bad case of Fitness Frustration? Are you bored? Not seeing results? Ready to quit? Or, maybe even all of the above? Lets talk about how to fix those fitness blahs and fix your fitness frustration.

Your Fitness Center Atmosphere Type

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Have you ever walked into a fitness center and knew right away that it was going to be the perfect place for you?  Or maybe it took the opposite direction and you felt immediately that the relationship would never work?  Today there are 100’s of different gyms which means 100’s of different fitness center atmospheres.  What is your fitness center atmosphere type?  Loud, crowded, quiet, adult […]

Why The Y? What Our Members Have To Say.

  Since our inception, the YMCA of Catawba Valley has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of those men, women and children who make up the diverse and culture rich environment our wonderful community is built upon. As a leading nonprofit dedicated […]