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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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Girls on the Run accepting fall participants

By the YWCA York A program of YWCA York since 2008, Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  During the season, girls train to complete … Continue reading

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Lifestyles fitness instructor inspires clients with weight loss success

Face down in the dirt, Alysia Dickens’ students struggled to do one more push-up. The 31-year-old West York fitness instructor yells over them, “I love this stuff.” It isn’t grunting, tired voices that respond, but a chorus of excited, sweaty … 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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York Cancer Center prepares for Bike Hike and Butterfly Release

The York Cancer Center is preparing for the upcoming 19th Annual Bike Hike and Butterfly Release to benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund. Walk or bike at your leisure along the scenic Heritage Rail Trail … 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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