World Sight Day focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Did you know that more than 280 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness? While the goal is to create awareness to prevent this condition, it's often a disability many people have to live with long-term. Today, we want to share a story about one of our volunteers at the Y, Jeff, who's not letting his lack of vision slow him down from giving back to the community. more
While people like biomechanist Benno Nigg of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Laboratory have been debunking the myth that heel striking is the cause of all injuries, citing the fact that even a portion of the top 25 marathoners in the world are heel strikers, there continues to be controversy. more
It’s impossible to deny, having a baby changes everything! more
The BMJ published a study this week that showed a healthy lifestyle prior to pregnancy could prevent about half of the gestational diabetes cases that develop. more
You have a voice. So does Ana. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.
When we picture leaders, we tend to imagine them in politics or in the business setting, maybe in the schools or at universities or in the sports fields… But do we ever think of the home as a place that needs leaders as well? more
Being a mom is hard enough, so what’s a mom to do when everyone has an opinion about how she should raise her child? more
The YMCA of the USA recently named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Welcoming a new leader is something most people in the work force are familiar with and have witnessed at least once. For the Y in particular, what traits and characteristics do you think an individual needs to lead our organization? Whethere you're a member, a volunteer, donor, or staff person, what does it take to be a leader in the 21st century?
With the Chicago Marathon coming up, it's interesting to look back at how different things were when Steve Jones broke the world record in 1984. more
Batching is a method of grouping similar tasks into designated blocks of time that can help you stop wasting time and be more productive. It's easy and you can start incorporating it today. What mom doesn't want that? more
More than just a ballerina. Life after dancing. Through the Youth & Government™ program, see how Haley stepped it up to help expand the thinking of her generation. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. more