Millennials: you are craving an opportunity for mentoring. No kidding, here's the article that says so. And not only just mentoring, but the kind that creates genuine relationships, tangible wisdom, and an experience that will benefit you in the long run. For David, having a mentor meant getting through high school and, now, fulfilling his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Think about this? How far would you fly without a mentor in your life?
One of the hardest things about getting back into running regularly after injury, illness or just slacking off, is having the patience for not getting the benefits of getting back in shape right away. However, a recent study has shown there are some immediate benefits to even a short 30 minute workout. more
When you stop spending so much time worrying about being an adult, kids can teach you how to have a lot of fun! more
Even after the first 35 minutes, announcers in the broadcast of the Chicago Marathon were talking about how perfect the weather is. And for most people it was, especially for those in the pack. But for setting a record, it was far from perfect. more
"When we think about what people get out of their Y experience, the first thing that comes to most minds is probably the physical health and well-being benefits. It’s important not to forget the less obvious benefits though: The benefit of belonging to a community…a family." more
Spend less time wondering what’s for dinner and more time eating it! I’ve made a list of a few tips to help you prepare easy, nutritious meals at home without spending a ton of time. more
It started in Seattle.
A group of teens wanted to create awareness about the environment, so teamed up with their local Y to host a conference. Their goals were simple: clean up a park, pick up litter off the streets, prevent landfills from becoming overwasted, and planting a few trees along the way. more
The 37th Bank of America Chicago Marathon is on Sunday, and it should be an exciting one, with Kenenisa Bekele (Bib 1) and Eliud Kipchoge (Bib 2) competing for the win, a course record, and perhaps even a world record, and Rita Jeptoo aiming to continuing her winning streak. more
I scoured the Internet all week so you don't have to! Enjoy these links from across the web. more
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