Tag: weight loss

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, […]

Fitness resolutions start New Year’s at YMCA

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Begin your fitness resolution on New Year’s at YMCA Bring a friend and kick off your New Year’s Resolution with a BANG at our New Year’s Day Fitness Extravaganza at the Hickory Foundation YMCA! We’ll have fun (and free) fitness classes all morning to get your resolutions in full gear. Have your friend join with […]

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 […]

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.

Fighting A Weight Loss Plateau

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You finally have your “Fitness Epiphany”, get focused, find utter determination, start losing weight, feeling better and BAM!  You seem to hit a wall.  No matter what you do, what you eat, or how many more  classes you add to your fitness program you just can’t make the scales budge!  Well you’ll be glad to know…this is completely […]

Losing Weight Long Term

Long term weight loss is the goal everyone wants to achieve even if they do not realize it.  So many people think about losing weight but in reality the need is to keep it off.  If the weight is kept off it leads to many health benefits such as lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and […]

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 […]

Your Healthy Weight

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Do you know if you are at a healthy weight?  A healthy weight a key indicator of overall health.  It can even help prevent and control diseases and conditions.  The healthier the weight the lower the risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart issues, breather problems, and even some forms of cancer.

Why Weight Loss is Important

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Everyday you stories online of someone who has a weight loss story.  Those stories always talk about how they made lifestyle changes and what led them to do so.  They always have before and after pictures and give tips for others.  Let’s look at why weight loss is important for everyone.

4 Ways for Fat Loss

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Everyone sets goals to lose weight and get fit.  Many people want fat loss to happen while they workout.  Remember fat loss does not happen overnight but rather through an intentional process of doing multiple things.  There are 4 main ways to help your body lose fat.  They are diet, strength training, interval training, and […]