Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lucky to run, and curling!

This morning after a harrowing 3 miles running through ice, thunder and lightning, and really cold rain, I declared nature the victor once again and went to the gym to finish my workout. Soaked and freezing, I was in a pretty … Continue reading

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How to cope when persistent winter storms lead to fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression

York County experts share how to cope with feelings brought on by cold, snow, ice and a lack of sunshine.

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Video: Four exercises to work shoulders

Certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist Heidi Parr said shoulder muscles respond best to higher repetitions of lower weight.

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What it takes to get me on a treadmill

Downed power lines, mass ice accumulation, a travel advisory, and a complete lack of power in my apartment.  I found out that’s what it takes to get me to the gym and on a treadmill this past Wednesday. So how … Continue reading

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York YMCA competitive swimmers among the top in the nation

Swimming is a life skill – a skill that anyone at any age can use for health and safety.  Those who know how to swim can enjoy recreational activities such as pool parties and water skiing.  Swimmers of all ages … Continue reading

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Perfecting the art of butt clenching

Ice is terrifying. The older I get, the greater my fear of falling becomes. Running through snow mostly just means you get an extra bonus workout (that you didn’t ask for) because it’s like running through sand. To run on … Continue reading

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7 smartphone apps to make healthy eating easier

Whatever your pitfall, one of these tools can help you stay on track to reach your nutrition goals.

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