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Healthy Living Blog

Information and inspiration to help you make a habit out of living healthy.


Get motivated with the Y this winter season

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Learn more about the many wellness resources available to our members, including group training, personal training and nutrition counseling. ... Read More


Try the Y: De-stress this December with Group Exercise

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Exercise of any kind relieves stress, and with the Y's extensive group fitness offerings, you have plenty of options to choose from. If you're looking for something a little less intense and a little more zen, we've got you covered there, too. ... Read More


Try the Y: Find Your Balance this Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
We don't really notice our balance may be poor until a fall or injury—which occur more often as we get older. So why not work on it now—in a fun group exercise class that suits your style? ... Read More


10 Simple Exercises for a Busy Workday

Monday, August 31, 2015
Take a 10-15 minute break for this simple sequence of exercises and stretches you can do right in your workspace using your desk and chair. ... Read More


Time-Saving Tips for Healthy School Lunches

Thursday, July 16, 2015
If you're a parent who prefers that the kids brown-bag it, get creative with these tips for easy, healthy homemade lunches that won't take hours of prep. ... Read More


5 Ways to Shop Smarter at the Farmers Market

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If you don't regularly frequent your local farm stand, summer is the perfect season to get started! All you need is a sturdy bag, some cash and an open mind. ... Read More


Try the Y: Yoga

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The ancient practice of yoga not only calms the mind—it builds muscle and improves balance and flexibility. ... Read More


Try the Y: Dance Fitness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Our Dance Blast and Zumba® instructors combine fitness with fun while leading their classes in hip-hop and Latin-inspired dances set to popular songs. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 6: "I don't need to change my workout"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It’s tough to change up a routine if you’re fairly satisfied with it. But we can think of a few reasons to break out of your rut. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 5: "Lifting weights is just for men"

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Some of our members—women in particular—worry that lifting heavier weights will lead to beefy muscle tone and a “too buff” physique. In fact, lifting weights leads men AND women to a leaner body and a higher metabolism. ... Read More


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