Tag: workouts

Why The Y?

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Why the Y? I hear that question asked so often.  In a world of endless choices, you can go anywhere, do anything, buy anything to make your life better, easier but can you say that you can always find something that engages you Spirit, Mind and Body the way the Y does? The Y isn’t just a […]

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 […]

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.

Maintain your fitness

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You lost the weight, bought the new clothes and now it’s time to maintain your fitness.  In order to do that you have to think of things differently now.  We went to WebMD to see what they had to say. In an interview with Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight & […]

Can fitness make you happy?

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Have you ever had “one of those days”?  You know, you’re upset, sad, angry?  It’s so bad you can’t even stand yourself!  Then you go to the gym (despite trying to talk yourself out of it) and amazingly…you feel better.  Like new money. The stress of the day is gone, the problem worked out in […]

Change your fitness program

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We’ve all been there.  You finally reach your dream goal of miles that you run, miles that you bike, pounds you lift, and BOOM you twist the wrong way, step on a rock, or trip and fall.  The doctor says, “I’m sorry, but you can no longer run or bike or lift (or play tennis or racquetball) […]

What Workouts are Right for You

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Did you know that not every workout is right for you?  Each person has different needs and their bodies react different to each type of exercise.  What you want to do is to find out what workouts are right for you.  It could be classes, or free weights, or machines, or cardio, or swimming.  Chances are […]

Exercising at the Y

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People walk into the Y everyday to exercise.  Exercising is just one service the Y offers.  At the Y, we offer much more than just the chance to exercise.  We offer the chance to be part of a collective cause that in strengthening our community.  It is our desire that when you come to the […]

Mix Up Your Workouts

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Do you want to stick to coming to the Y?  The best way to do that is to be willing to mix up your workouts.  Keeping your body guessing what you are going to do is a great way to get healthy.  Also mentally it helps you stay out of the workout rut.  People who […]

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 […]