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Healthy Living Blog

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

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

Fitness Myth No. 4: "The gym is scary"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
We understand that for many members—especially those just starting a workout plan—the gym can overwhelming. But it's different at the Y. ... Read More

Fitness Myth No. 3: "Water aerobics is for seniors"

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Our pools aren’t just for youth swim lessons and seniors—they’re for everyone. Swimming is vigorous exercise that’s gentle on the joints and great for keeping cool. ... Read More

Fitness Myth No. 2: "I can't do group exercise"

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Don’t get us wrong—a session on the treadmill still makes for a good workout. At the Y, though, we believe getting in shape doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. ... Read More

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