Tag: health

Does Pre-workout Matter?

Does it really matter is you do a pre-workout?  In order to understand that the first thing to think about is what is a pre-workout.  A pre-workout is what you do to get your body ready to workout.  It has multiple layers like getting enough rest, what you eat, warming up, and hydration.

Health Education for All

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When you hear the term health education, what comes to mind?  Is it all these health topics that floating out on the internet?  For some it is health class from when they are in school.  Health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their […]

Disease Prevention at the Y

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Disease prevention is a goal the Y continues to workout at everyday. The Y can not stop every disease but it can work to try and make each disease occur less often. Everyday people come to the Y to workout but what if they had come years earlier. Instead of waiting for a doctor to […]

Employee Wellness Starts with You

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Every company wants to have a healthy thriving workforce.  It can limit the days employees are out due to sickness and help improve the bottom line by improving productivity.  With every choice an employee can choose to healthy or not.  Employee wellness is about every employee taking advantage of what is available to them and […]

Employee Wellness Programs

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How important is an employee’s health?  Is it worth investing a small amount of money into so that employees are able to work more and produce more?  That is the question many employers are asking as they begin to enact employee wellness programs.  Employee wellness programs are designed to educate and promote healthy opportunities for […]

Could the Y be a Wellness Spa?

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What comes to mind when you think of a wellness spa?  For many it is the thought of massages, steams rooms, and saunas.  Some people even think of being able to get into a hot tub would be great and relaxing.  People also think that they have to go to expensive please just get those […]

What is Workplace Wellness

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Workplace wellness is a new age term.  The term  workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes.  It came about because of the growing costs of insurance over the years.  The goal of workplace wellness is to get employees making […]

Families at the Y

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Families at the Y are able to do be more and do more than ever before.  At the Y, we pride ourselves on being able to serve the whole family.  We can serve children as young at 8 weeks and have activities for everyone through senior adults.  The goal is that the Y serves the […]

Financial Assistance for Fitness Programs

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“I lost my job”, “My elderly mother just came to live with us”, “There was an unexpected medical emergency in my family”…theses are just a few of the reasons people feel they can’t afford a YMCA membership.  They come in the door ready to give up their successful healthy lifestyle until we say these 7 magic […]

Walking the Walk

Did you know the YMCA of Catawba Valley has a wellness program for our employees? We encourage our staff to be physically active and live healthy lifestyles just like we encourage our members.  Staff receives wellness points for physical activity, health education and programs, preventative care such as dental cleaning, mammograms and well-checks as well […]