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We have all heard that it is important to take care of ourselves.  Too often it takes an event to bring that lesson home.  Maybe it is something minor like forgetting a birthday or life-altering like news of a medical diagnosis that provides a...

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Between work and after-school activities, it can be a challenge to make quick, nutritious meals as well as eat together as a family. Eating together has many benefits including communication skills, cooperation, cooking skills and table manners....

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We all know how the next day feels when we don’t sleep well. Missing out on the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep nightly does more than just make you grouchy, it can affect your physical and mental health. During sleep, your body heals itself and...

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Our family is a Y family.  Just about every day you will find one or all of us at the Y, working, working-out, volunteering or playing.  David and I have two kids, Drew and Kate, ages 13 and 7.  We’ve long ago traded our own time playing sports...

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If you’ve got a teenager in the house, you understand their schedules are anything but empty. They’re busy in school for most of the day, and even their afternoon and evening schedules are usually crowded with things like sports practice, musical...

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“It runs in my family.” Many people have said or thought this at some point in time. In some cases, “it” might be a trait such as blue eyes or curly hair. In other cases, it might be high cholesterol or blood pressure or another health issue. Both...

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February is American Heart Month! Our heart is responsible for just about everything that gives our body life, so needless to say – it’s a precious organ we need to care for on a daily basis! Here are 10 ways that you and your family can stay...

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Here are five of the YMCA’s favorite flag football drills. Do them in your backyard or in a park and improve your skills!1. Routes

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Note: In this article, the pros and cons of several different popular diets are discussed. I am not a dietician, medical professional, nor do I claim to be. This article is for entertainment purposes only. The opinions expressed are my own, and do...

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In the winter of 1891, Dr. Luther Gulick asked his graduate student, Joseph Naismith, to invent an indoor game that could incorporate aspects of teamwork and leadership that could be taught to a rowdy class at Springfield College. Several weeks...

SSM Health Sports Medicine

Hip PainA guide to signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention in adults. Hip pain can be caused by a number of different reasons from traumatic injuries, overuse, and underlying conditions like arthritis.

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About a year ago, I attended a conference and heard the wonderfully talented Viola Davis say this, "Here's the thing, we always separate people from the ones who give and the ones who need help. When in fact, we are all each of those things."

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Kids may jump for joy when they anxiously await to hear the official ruling of “snow day” but parents aren’t always as equally enthused. Having a plan in place that includes activities, snacks and a healthy dose of creativity could be just what...

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Boost your game of volleyball! Here are a few drills to help you or your child who plays volleyball get prepared for the volleyball season!Passing DrillsPassing to YourselfWith this drill, you want to plant your feet and lower your legs like you...

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Heart rate monitors. A term we’re hearing more and more popular in the world of fitness. Yes, heart rate monitoring has always been there, but now it’s becoming a standard feature on all fitness devices, so it’s easily trackable on a daily basis...

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