10 Ways to Add Vegtables to your Diet

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in ,

March is not only for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, it is also National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing physical activity habits. Although it might be sometimes hard to completely change our food habits, it is important to take the steps towards healthy eating. Are you someone who needs more vegetables in your diet? It’s important to add...

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What Can the YMCA Offer You?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in ,

What Can the YMCA Offer You?

With all this talk about the Holyoke YMCA this month, you might be wondering what else they have to offer other than a non-threating environment and a motivating staff. The YMCA offers a wide variety of health and wellness programs to accommodate families, adults, children and seniors….something for everyone! Aquatics The YMCA offers aquatics programs every month and what better way to work out then in a pool?! They have two pools: a six lane 25-yard pool which is used...

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Celebrate Your Life!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in

January is “National Celebration of Life Month”! What a great way to start off the year by reflecting on the past and looking positively towards the future. Although we should celebrate life every day, it is hard to remember at times with our busy schedules.  How can you celebrate life this month? There are many ways to! Stay healthy to ensure you have many more years to celebrate your life. Eat healthy, stay active and get a good night’s sleep. Also, laugh more- it’s good...

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Pool Safety

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in

    Swimming is a popular activity for most children to do in the summer. However, sadly I have been hearing more and more about young children drowning. These stories are mostly due to parents not using the right precautions when a child is around or in the pool. A couple of fast facts: Drowning is the leading cause of injury and death for children ages 1-4.  75% of deaths include children under the age of 5.  67% of deaths are between ages 1-3. Where do these...

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Sunscreen & Grills- Don’t Mix!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in

In my last blog post I wrote some tips on how to keep safe while grilling this summer. In relation to that post, one of our staff members (Melissa Bail) explained to me that her husband, Matthew Bail, had an incident with a propane grill this past weekend. “For external use only. Flammable: Do not use near heat, flame, or while smoking” are the first words written on the warning label for Kids Spray Sunscreen SPF 50.  I’m sure that most of us don’t pay much attention to the...

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