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Plant-based are Diets Best for Weight Loss

A study published last month in Nutrition Journal, "Comparative effectiveness of plant-based diets for weight loss: A randomized controlled trial of five different diets" indicated that people who ate vegan or vegetarian diets lost twice the amount of weight as those who followed modified vegetarian or omnivorous diets, despite the lack of calorie restrictions. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Vegetarian, Vegan, weight loss

Teaching Kindness

I am far removed from the days of my childhood when I was teased for being too skinny, too tall or too awkward. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it took me years to get over the complexes I developed from being teased by other kids. The unfortunate reality is, words can and do hurt.  more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, Kindness, Empathy, Morals, Morality

Catching a Glimpse of One World

Phil has been a full time part of the YMovement for 9 years.  He has a passion for seeing people grow, develop and engage in community building.  He is married to a wonderful woman and has 4 ridiculously amazing children. But he's also one of the Y's World Sefvice Champions. This is his Y. His words. His reason for giving.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, world service, Global Service. International, Prague, Czech Republic, Giving Tuesday, Give

Spa Day

Like many moms, self care has fallen to the bottom of my list of important activities. I know I have to make time for me, but work and family obligations regularly move to the front of the queue. Also, getting to the spa can be a stretch. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, Family, Work, Busy, Spa, Pampering, Exfoliate, Moisturize, Relax, Relaxation, DIY, recipe, recipes

"The Y is a Fun and Positive Environment to Stay."

This Sunday, we're highlighting another emerging leader, Stephanie Romero, and why she thinks exploring career opportunities at the Y has helped her not only make friends for life, but also a place to grow as a young individual, personally and professionally. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, career, job, job opportunities, careers, career development

Young Leader Receives Top Award in Canton, Georgia

Asia Stawicka of Canton, Georgia spends her time coaching volleyball and assisting coaches on the weekends. Find out how this resident from Poland found a place in the U.S. giving back to our country by inspiring teen leaders in her college town in America. 

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Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, volleyball

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