Archives: Mar '18

Attempting a Half Marathon

by Gina Shell Now that winter weather is behind us, it’s time to start looking for the races, an that may include a half marathon. Maybe you have completed 5k’s, and maybe even a 10k. If so, let’s add some new challenge, and go for the half marathon. This distance is a great challenge for…

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March 9, 2018

Spring Cleaning for Sugar: Your Easy Sugar Detox for Better Health

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Detoxing from sugar can make you look and feel better, with substantial benefits to your long-term health. Detox might seem like a harsh word, but did you know that your body reacts to sugar like a drug? Here’s how you can kick the sugar habit for good. The Sugar…

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March 5, 2018

Get Back on Track with Resolutions

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD During January the YMCA is filled with hopeful people with fresh resolutions determined to reclaim their health, but around this time of year those resolutions sometimes fade as life gets in the way. In January, it’s New Year, new you. Around this time of year we tend to return…

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February 26, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Break Up With Sugar

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD There are only 16 calories in a teaspoon of sugar… relatively few when you consider how many calories we consume in a day, but don’t get lulled into believing that sugar is harmless. Here are 5 reasons why you should dump sugar. 1. It’s hard to eat a little-…

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February 19, 2018

Balance Your Workout for Functional Movement

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD A balanced workout provides you with your best chance at optimized functional movement. What is functional movement? It is the most important thing to body health… the ability to do what you need and want to do. Everything from loading the groceries into and out of the trunk to…

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February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is Time for Healthy Relationships

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Ah Valentine’s Day… are you one of those people who swoons at the thought of sweets from your sweetheart, or do you think of Valentine’s Day as a gimmick? Regardless of how you feel about cupid’s holiday, treat yourself this year by recognizing that Valentine’s Day is a time…

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February 5, 2018

The Best of Everything

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD I admit it. I am a girl who tries to find the best of everything. For years, my best friend and I have been in search of the absolute best version of everything we need and want. The best vacuum (Miele), the best store (ABC Carpet and Home), the…

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January 29, 2018

Why Weight Loss is More than Calories in and Calories out

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD New Year, new you? That’s what we say at the YMCA. We also say that if we are just a little better at everything we do every day then it’s a win. So if we eat less calories, how could that NOT be a weight loss win? The reality…

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January 22, 2018

The Fight Over Food Choices. Demystifying What to Buy

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Fresh is best. Right? Not exactly. Or at least it’s not that simple. What if you don’t have access to fresh or frozen produce? When buying whole foods it is often hard to make choices as to how to get the best nutrition. Here is some guidance to help…

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January 15, 2018

In 2018, Party Like It’s 1968

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Want to stay thin in the new year? Take some wisdom from your mom and dad, and return to an earlier time. Research now shows us that, while coming to the Y will help you get the 150 minutes of recommended weekly exercise, the best way to ensure longevity…

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January 8, 2018
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