Category Archives: Tips

Bike Tune-Up

Temperatures are rising, buds are poking, and riders are pulling their bikes out for their first ride of the season. In the spirit of all things Spring, we’re pulling these how-to videos from our archives to help you have a … Continue reading

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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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Try this dynamic stretching routine

Static stretching is out, dynamic stretching is in. This has seemed to be the general consensus in the past few years. But, why? And what exactly is dynamic stretching anyways? We talked with the fitness director from The Athletic Club … Continue reading

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Variable Training in the Pool

As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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Freestyle Swimming

Swimming laps is a great way to get exercise without stressing your joints. The upper-body workout it provides plus this lack of stress is also what makes it good for runners and cyclists to use for cross-training. This month, we’re … Continue reading

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Birchbox and Women’s Health power up with small challenges

Birchbox and Women’s Health paired up for the July subscription-based beauty program to offer “12 bite-sized challenges.” I’ve been getting Birchbox for a little more than a year and I look forward to unwrapping the little cardboard package that contains five … Continue reading

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Preparing for Warmer Weather

Spring in finally here. Well, almost here. It seems like the weather can’t make up its mind about letting spring come in or keeping the winter just a little bit longer. If you’re like me, you are chomping at the … Continue reading

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Instead of hitting the gym, get moving with your family

Instead of hitting the gym, spend an hour or just 30 minutes working out with the family in the great outdoors.

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Staying active with the kids

Community blogger Sean Hermanns’ 4-year-old daughter keeps him busy — a good thing for their relationship and his health.

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