Tag: healthly

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 […]

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions can Lead to Success

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Each year, millions of Americans turn the calendar to the New Year and make resolutions. But without breaking these goals down into smaller milestones, it can be easy to lose momentum. In fact, a 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions throughout the year. Many (71 percent) tried, […]

YMCA Programs for ALL

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When you think of YMCA programs, what comes to mind?  Is it children learning to swim, adults getting healthy, families having a place to go together, or seniors regaining their health?  I am sure at least one of those thing popped in your head.  As you think about what the Y offers, it is quite […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight Fast

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People always want to lose weight fast.  You always see these infomercials about you can lose so many pounds and inches in a short amount of time.  Those gimmicks will work for a short period of time but in the long run they will give you only short term results.  If you are looking to […]

Eat Healthy Snacks

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Eating healthy snacks can be the difference in weight loss and weight gain.  Think about what the last snack you ate was.  Was it something healthy like almonds or was it something like cookies or candy?  The key to snacks is to have healthy options available to you at all times.

What is Fitness?

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Have you ever wondered what is fitness?  Fitness can be described as a condition that helps us look, feel and do our best.  That means your body’s ability to do what it needs to do from daily tasks, to take a brisk walk, to running a 5k.  There are many factors into your current fitness […]

Insanity Workout at the Y

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Should you be taking the insanity workout class?  This class is not for everyone since it is done at such a high intensity.  That is a question only you can answer.  If you are physically fit and looking for a challenge then this class is right for you.  It will push you to your limits […]

Back Exercises Help The Body

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Everyone needs to do lower back exercises no matter who you are what you are trying to achieve. These can be prescribed to deal with back pain or as part of routine training for injury prevention and better overall body capacity. The three main reasons for back exercises are spinal support, limiting injury, and balancing muscle […]

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 […]