Category Archives: Wellness

York Heart and Stroke Walk set for September

In just two months, hundreds of individuals from York County and beyond will gather to take strides against the community’s number one and number four killers, heart disease and stroke, at the 2014 York Heart and Stroke Walk, according to … Continue reading

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Yum! Berries!

York YMCA school aged child care students share their love of a tasty, nutrient-rich snack…Berries! White Rose Community TV has been working with the Eat Play Breathe York movement for the last year, creating videos that encourage healthful eating, fun … Continue reading

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Incorporate physical activity into your work day

Some jobs are the same thing, day in and day out. Stare at the computer, listen to the drone of voices in the surrounding cubicles, and occasionally walk to the bathroom 10 yards away. However, those jobs do exist where … 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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Living Well With Chronic Conditions; a Free program

WHO: The York City Bureau of Health is partnering with the YMCA of York and York County to provide a free six-session, health education workshop for persons with chronic conditions and their care-givers. WHAT: Community members are invited to pre-register … Continue reading

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Red Lion woman to bike 150 miles to benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital

When Amber Warrington hops on her stationary bike in the basement of her Red Lion home, she is focused. Head straight, eyes set ahead, she leans in to the handle bars and steadies her legs on the peddles. The 38-year-old … Continue reading

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Healthy York County Coalition considers options after ranking

By Deborah H. Gogniat, Coordinator Healthy York County Coalition Now in its fifth year, the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute has provided the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to assist communities with health planning.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Sleep?

When I am talking about the importance of sleep in my programs at the Byrnes Health Education Center, the majority of my students are children. A lot of the time I don’t think they get it, and really understand how … Continue reading

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Conversations About Mental Health

A post from Lindsay Weighs In. I think it’s important to repost this, so that we can continue the conversation about mental health.  — Anxiety isn’t a choice. Depression isn’t a choice. It’s not something that someone can “work on,” a … Continue reading

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Help for Adults with Prediabetes coming soon to the YMCA of York and York County

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults make lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes. YMCA of York and York County will offer  The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – an … Continue reading

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