Category Archives: Wellness

Benefits of gardening

You might ask, what is the point of gardening if I can go to the grocery store or local market to buy my fruits and vegetables? Good question, but gardening has more benefits than just having a tomato you planted in your salad.

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Girls on the Run diary #10: attaining the big goal

Our guest contributor for the past couple of months has been Lora Nowak, a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School in Girls on the Run. She worked toward her goals and participated in the Race against Racism Saturday, April 25.

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Playful sidewalk project aims to increase youth physical activity

According to the CDC, children require 60 minutes of daily physical activity to stay healthy and strong.  These activities should be predominately aerobic and should also include muscle and bone strengthening exercises.  Kids who walk, run, hop, squat and jump … Continue reading

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Hope for Today 5k: Addiction Awareness and Recovery

To me, people who got into drugs and ruined their lives were people who were raised by parents who didn’t care or were nonexistent. They were people who likely had no morals or standards by which to live. I was always taught to “just say no” and I couldn’t understand how hard of a concept that was for others to grasp. Four years ago, I got into a relationship with an addict.

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Girls on the Run diary #9

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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YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on April 25 Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

On Saturday, April 25, the YMCAs of York and York County and Hanover are holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health … Continue reading

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How to handle negative and positive stress

Most people view stress as bad — work demands, financial pressures and family problems come to mind. But stress is really just what causes your body to release chemicals and hormones responsible for the fight or flight notion that we all manage every day.

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Girls on the Run diary #8

This week we have Julia Hains, a guest contributor filling in for Lora. Lora Nowak, a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School, has been our guest contributor for a couple of months from Girls on the Run. She and Julia is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Massage, my long lost friend

Earlier this week I had my first massage of the year. Historically, I have been a weekly massage client and I am not sure how 4 months have flown by since my last appointment.  The only reason that I can … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run Diary #7

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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