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Whether your exercise of choice is running, playing sports, swimming, taking a group fitness class, or strength training…. there are two components every fitness routine should include: warm-ups and cool-downs.   They are key components of your...

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On June 6 the YMCA marks more than 170 years as more than a place, it is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Here are five past notable events...

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Age really is just a number. You might be 55, but look 40 and feel 35. Or, you might be 50, but look and feel 65. It all has to do with how well you care for your body and what you do to stay active.

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We all know the drill — diet and exercise are essential to healthy living. But the person who said that probably didn't have all the obstacles that fill up the schedule of a busy mom on the go. Whether you work or stay at home, there never seems...

Siteman Cancer Center

June is nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month. This gives us the opportunity to focus on the men and boys in our lives, and to think about their health. On average, men die six years younger than women. Men are also 25 percent less likely to...

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A lot has been said about bad sports parents. So what makes a good sports parent, one who helps their child by giving them the best overall sports experience? Here are some tips from the Y:

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There are numerous benefits to taking your meditation practice outside and Spring is the perfect time to give it a try! Outdoor meditation can really wake up your senses to fully experience your surroundings. When you sit on the ground during your...

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Summertime is the perfect season for family outings. While eating out and going to the movies are fun, those trips can quickly start to get expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do in St. Louis with the kids that don’t cost anything at...

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Schools are out and swimming is in! We know that families will be looking for ways to beat the heat this summer. Here’s our suggestion – fill the summer with swimming! While swimming is a fun and healthy activity to fill your time with, it is...

Siteman Cancer Center

Working our way through life and dealing with life’s stressors requires an assorted toolbox of coping strategies. In times of great stress, people may find it necessary to add to their toolbox. People with cancer often experience distress...

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“A lifeguard is like a storm shelter- you may never need it, but if you do, it can be a lifesaver.”

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Fun fact about me: I used to resent the idea of exercise.  

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Raise your hand if you'd like a FREE massage at home! Foam rolling is like having a personal massage therapist -- free of charge! It's all about breaking up the lactic acid that builds (and sits) between your muscles after a strenuous workout. All...

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If you are considering summer camp for your child, you may be wondering if it is the right fit for your child's personality. Perhaps your child has never spent much time away from you besides going to school, or maybe your child has special...

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