Tag: wellbeing

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.

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 […]

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is Coming

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There seems to be a new wellness program that comes out each and everyday.  There are programs to help lose weight, or gain muscle, or target a specific area of the body.  What about a specific group of people?  There are classes for seniors, people looking for high intensity classes, and people looking for a […]

Wellness Programs for all

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Everywhere you look these day you see ads for health and wellness programs.  Whether is it an infomercial or a billboard or just waiting in line at a store.  Wellness programs are always promising results to those who are willing to try it.  At the Y, we offer wellness programs designed to meet your needs. […]

Physical Health Starts with You

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When people think of health, they often think of physical health.  Physical health is all about you and your body.  Do you know your numbers?  Are you eating healthy?  Are you exercising?  Only you know the answers to those questions. Physical health is about you knowing you body.  If you know where you are you […]

What is Health and Wellness

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Sometimes when you think about being healthy the only thing that comes to mind physical health.  If this was many year ago that would be what doctors would be talking about but today physicians talk about health and wellness.  Health and wellness is a full body approach.  It is not just about physical but mental […]

Find the Right Wellness Program

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Every wellness program is not created equal.  The program could be perfect for you or not even close to what you need.  The idea is that you have to find a wellness program that works for you.  How do you find the right wellness program?

The Y: Not Just a Fitness Gym

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Nowadays you see a fitness gym on every corner.  There is a gym that focuses on a particular group of people.  Those gyms focus on just getting get people in physical shape.  They aren’t worried about the individual as long as they are paying to use the facility.  At the Y, we care about more […]

How to Make Healthy Choices

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When you look in a gym do you see healthier people and wonder how do people get healthy?  For many it is all about making the right choices.  It is choosing this over that.  It is choosing a salad over something fried.  How do people make these choices?

The Combo: Health and Nutrition

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Some people seem to think that if they workout they can eat whatever they want.  I’m sure you have heard people say I can eat this since I worked out today.  If only it was that simple.  The reality is that health and nutrition go hand in hand.  It is hard to have one without […]