Category Archives: Fitness

Black Bean Brownies: Substitute beans for butter, oil

In a dream world, desserts would be low in calories and fat, and eating one cookie wouldn’t tempt us to eat five more. Sure, healthy substitutions can be used in baking — apple sauce for butter, whole-wheat flour for white. … Continue reading

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When racing with no plan is the best plan

There’s something about the marathon that I’m drawn to. The preparation and work that goes in to the training drives me. (Sometimes it drives me crazy, but still, drives me). For the past few years I’ve run two marathons a … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run diary #5

Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Kettlebell Workout with Sarah Chronister

Sarah Chronister, fitness director with The Athletic Club of York, gives us a complete kettlebell workout you can do in your home. Chronister says everyone is different, but when picking a kettlebell you should chose a weight that’s right for … Continue reading

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Y Run?

Why do you run? Are you a competitive runner, racing to improve your time? Do you run to stay fit and healthy? Are you a social runner, completing fun runs with friends? Are you a new runner seeking to accomplish … Continue reading

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All grown up but I still can’t let my sister win

When I was 8 years old I won a shiny red bicycle. Unfortunately, it was an adult-sized road bike, and I was not an adult-sized 8-year-old. I’m barely an adult-sized 30-year-old, but with the seat all the way down I … Continue reading

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How well do you know yoga poses?

There are plenty of places to get your yoga on in York County. But before you break out your mat and get to stretching, test your knowledge of poses and try them out!  

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Girls on the Run Diary #4

Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in … Continue reading

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Living stronger

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants improve cardio endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and balance.      Photo credit: Seth Nenstiel Derek, age 41, was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  His aggressive treatment protocol killed the cancer, but at the same time severely … Continue reading

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Short Sleeves and Cat Calls

You guys, I think it finally happened. Spring has arrived. Birds are chirping, sun is shining, and you can leave the house without fear of frostbite. After the bitter cold of February, 38 degrees feels like an absolute heat wave. … Continue reading

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