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Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

Well, yeah, you can. Especially if you're donning all white and doing The Color Run™. But don't forget that you can get in shape for this variegated race by following our other blog, This Week in Runners, to pick up on some tips to cross the finish line with flying colors. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, charity, So Much More, giving, volunteers, races, competition, Runners, young leaders, Leadership, the y, YMCA, Labor Day, holiday

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

You just crammed for an all-nighter before a big test tomorrow. Maybe it's Sunday night, and you're lying in bed wide awake at 3 in the morning when your alarm for work's going to go off at 7. Or perhaps you just stepped off a plane and no matter how you adjusted the head rest or your neck pillow, you still couldn't get more than two hours of shut eye. Just how much sleep do we need to be productive and lead a well-rested life? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, sleep, healthy, rest, Relaxation, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA

A Lion's Roar Can Be Heard 5 Miles Away

True fact. 

Also, true: we've had an entire summer full of young leaders who spoke up and could be heard from across the country through the Y's blog. Here's a recap of our guest bloggers raising their voices and making their mark from teaching kids how to read to starting up summer food programs to giving career advice. Thank you, bloggers! more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, inspiration, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leaders, voice, the y, YMCA

Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Community, healthy living, obesity, health, fitness, food desert, food pantry, mobile kitchen, the y, YMCA

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