Tag: well-being and fitness

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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.

The Y is NOT a Gym

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When you look at a Y, I am sure many people think they are just looking at a gym.  It has fitness equipment, wellness coaches, group exercise classes, and weights.  In reality the Y is not a gym, but rather a collective group of people working towards a common cause.  That cause is strengthening our […]

Losing Weight Long Term

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Many people join the Y everyday with the goal of losing weight.  To lose weight one must be willing to be diligent for the long run.  It is not a race to get healthy it is long term goal to get and stay healthy.  One pound is equal to 3500 calories so to lose one […]

Use Habits to Lose Weight

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Habits are formed everyday through the choices each person makes.  You can make good habits or habits but the reality is every choice you make is forming a habit.  It takes days, weeks, and even months to form some habits.  If you want to lose weight, forming habits is a great way to do that. […]

Say Bye to the Diet

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A diet is nothing more than a fad.  It is something people use short term in order to lose weight quickly.  At the Y we want you to say goodbye to a diet and hello to lifestyle change.  Lifestyle changes are changes that are made the long term.  If you want to lose weight then […]