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Keep up your fitness routine even as the weather changes

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The cooler weather, football, the changing leaves, school, and the cool, crisp smell of the fall season that hits my nose when I step outside to go for a run. I love … Continue reading

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Free Cancer Survivor Program available in Hanover

In 2008, the YMCA of the USA, in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, created an outcome-based 12-week physical activity program for adult survivors. In 2012, the YMCA of York and York County was chosen to implement the free small-group program … Continue reading

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Wednesday Walks to continue in October

We had such a great turnout for our Wednesday Walks in September that we decided to continue them into the cooler temperatures that October brings. Instead of hopping around York County, we’ll be keeping it close and walking 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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Join us for our second Wednesday Walks session at John Rudy County Park

Last week we walked two miles along the Rail Trail in downtown York and this week we’ll be trekking another two miles at John Rudy County Park as part of our Wednesday Walks series. Join us at noon tomorrow. Meet us … Continue reading

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The 5-Word Motto Truly Healthy People Live By

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You fell off the healthy wagon for a few weeks—or months, or years, whatever—and can’t seem to jump back on because the thought of overhauling your diet or adding exercise to your already-crammed schedule … Continue reading

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How many calories in that Halloween parade mile?

The York Halloween parade will be one mile shorter this year. We were wondering, how many calories do you think were burned in that stretch? According to the calorie calculator here, a 140-pound drum major would burn 230 calories in … Continue reading

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Is running 5 minutes really going to cut it?

You might have heard about the study released recently claiming that running just 5 minutes a day can limit your chances of sudden death. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology released the findings of a database kept at Cooper … Continue reading

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The worst parts of running

I recently started training for my second 5K and was reminded after a few runs around the neighborhood about the things that bug me the most. The flushed look I get bright red in the face when I run. It … Continue reading

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Preparing for my next 5K: Springettsbury’s Saturday in the Park

I’m finally going to kick myself in the behind and get moving again. I ran my first 5K earlier this year during the York YWCA‘s Race Against Racism. My workouts have gone from good to OK to convincing myself to … Continue reading

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Not as young as I used to be

The truth is, I’m not as young as I used to be. I know what you’re thinking: “Yeah, right buddy, what are you complaining about. How old are you?” Well, I’m turning 31 in a few weeks, but I’m not … Continue reading

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