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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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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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