Tag Archives: York YMCA

Live Your Adventure! Embrace Aging

“Old Age” jokes are pretty popular during birthday parties.  I’m sure that you have heard, or muttered, at least one of these: “You know that you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake!” “Old age isn’t … Continue reading

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Free “gym” memberships?!

Many people strive for an active and healthy lifestyle, but the cost of a gym membership may be a barrier.  Did you know that some health insurance companies and workplace wellness programs reimburse partial or full exercise facility membership fees? … Continue reading

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Kicking butt with Bodycombat

York YMCA’s bodycombat class made us feel like warriors! Tired, sweaty warriors, but warriors nonetheless. Check out video from the class and get ready to shake it next week with Zumba. Planning ahead? Here’s the full summer schedule.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on April 25 Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

On Saturday, April 25, the YMCAs of York and York County and Hanover are holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health … Continue reading

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What is Prediabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels.  Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children or young adults and is caused by  low production of insulin, which is needed to convert sugar to … Continue reading

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Not a Replacement

This year Kick Butts Day is focusing on a campaign, Not a Replacement Kick Butts Day was March 18, but the campaign is still going on. This campaign is directed toward teens because less than one-third (31%) of smokers start … Continue reading

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Y Run?

Why do you run? Are you a competitive runner, racing to improve your time? Do you run to stay fit and healthy? Are you a social runner, completing fun runs with friends? Are you a new runner seeking to accomplish … Continue reading

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Living stronger

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants improve cardio endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and balance.      Photo credit: Seth Nenstiel Derek, age 41, was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  His aggressive treatment protocol killed the cancer, but at the same time severely … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Drop the Cigarette

In honor of Kick Butts Day this month (March 18), here are a few reasons as to why you should quit smoking: Smell Let’s face it, the smell of smoke on your clothes, breath and hair is not welcoming. Whether you … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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