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Playground play improves kids’ health

Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, stated, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”  What better place to practice than on a playground? Outdoor playground play improves physical, mental and social health. … Continue reading

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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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York is playful!

Since 2008, the City of York has been designated a Playful City USA member. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, we find out if we have been awarded the title for the 7th year in a row!  WE KNOW we are … Continue reading

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YMCA Kids’ First Friday Fun Night

How about doing something for your mental health while providing physical and creative play for your kids?  This Friday, the York YMCA is offering a Fun Night just for kids!  Drop your kids at the Y at 5:30 pm and … Continue reading

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York is a Playful City!

Three upcoming events will make it easier for kids and adults to play in York.

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Put PLAY into your day at Play Streets on Saturday

York City, Capital Blue Cross, and Eat Play Breathe York, in partnership with many community organizations with host another Play Streets event this weekend.  Play Streets are roads closed to traffic and opened to the community to encourage physical activity. … Continue reading

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Play like a kid and improve your health

I am a scientist by nature. My degree is in biology, I worked in research, and I actually enjoy reading science journal articles! Making statements without validation really makes me uncomfortable. So please bear with me as I provide “proof” … Continue reading

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Overweight dog? Sometimes the breed is to blame

WebMD, which has a part of its website dedicated to healthy dogs, outlines several dog breeds that are prone to obesity and Emma’s breed (beagle) is included. Small breeds that tend to carry extra heft include Cairn terriers, dachshunds, Scottish … Continue reading

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