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It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us! Before long the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and family gatherings will be filling up the calendar which makes now the perfect time to book a family getaway for your family...

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Not sure what to do with kids in St. Louis? The good news is that St. Louis is one of the best cities out there for kids. Whether you're visiting St. Louis for a vacation, or you call this city home, your family can take advantage of an abundance...

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Almost every time I log on to social media, I have advertisements pop up. The one I see the most is fitness supplements.Most will have a catchy similar line like "discover the muscle-building secret" or "get bigger, faster, and stronger with this...

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Susan often stopped at a big box store on the way home from the gym.

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Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and falling leaves, get spooked by ghost stories, or get cozy inside with some yummy fall goodies. If you live in or are visiting St. Louis, there are plenty of fun-filled fall...

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It’s almost flu season in St. Louis, and with a record number of 80,000 Americans dying from the influenza virus last year, it’s important to get your flu shot, recognize the signs and symptoms of the flu, and know what to do if you or a family...

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The benefits and importance of having a strong and functional core cannot be understated. Core strength is essential to so many aspects of life: injury prevention, posture, spine health and optimal functional performance to name a few.

Siteman Cancer Center

Around half of all breast cancer cases could be avoided by lifestyle changes many women can make. With such great odds – and October being “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” – why not start today and work towards reducing your risk?Below are some...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health, the Gateway Region YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular...

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Are you looking for ways to kick-start your fitness goals or looking for a fun new fitness routine? When planning your routine, make sure to avoid one of the most common fitness myths we hear at the Y: Water aerobics is for seniors.

Siteman Cancer Center

Going to the doctor or health center can feel overwhelming, especially if you have a new health problem or illness. Sometimes, it can feel like doctors and nurses are in a rush because of a busy schedule. Other times, even when they take the time...

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Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating - not a diet - where you eat in a certain time window and fast for the remaining time. This pattern does not change what you eat (healthy foods encouraged), only WHEN you eat, thus not making it just...

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As we find ourselves returning to an exercise regime, or even beginning a routine for the first time, we may enter an intimidating place...the GYM! At the YMCA, we strive to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable coming to build a...

Siteman Cancer Center

We don’t often talk about colon cancer – or colons, for that matter. There are so many other things to talk about with friends and family. And, to be honest, other topics are more appealing or easier to chat about. Plus, talking about cancer can...

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You may have heard of all the hype around indoor cycling... and it's all true! It's fun and a calorie blaster. But to a some, it's also a little scary. I've put together a list of tips to make your first class a wonderful experience.  Let's begin...

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