Tag: healthy living

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 […]

Valley Y Open House

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The Valley Connection YMCA is excited to announce our January 23, 2016 Valley Y Open House. We encourage all of our members to come and bring a guest for FREE. There will be activities, a light breakfast served, give-away’s and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the […]

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, […]

Swim Lessons at the Y

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Parent/Child swim lessons are FREE at the Y!  The YMCA offers swim lessons for babies and toddlers ages 6 – 36 months and their parents FREE at the Hickory Foundation YMCA. This water introduction program helps the parent and the child get used to the water and see the pool as fun.  You will meet […]

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.

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Your SilverSneakers® fitness membership includes: • Access to our basic amenities such as our indoor and outdoor pools, private locker rooms, private showers, indoor and outdoor track, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, circuit training, tennis courts. • SilverSneakers […]

When a Fitness Program Isn’t Enough

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You have the drive, the motivation, the membership, but what does it mean when a fitness program isn’t enough?  Health and fitness programs are not “one size fits all”;  what works for one may not be applicable to another.  Some find immediate success with starting a simple workout plan while others seem to never be able […]