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My Best High School Experience

Youth In Government™ is by far my best high school experience. Many people do not know how to deal with conflicts; they sometimes yell at each other. But at Youth in Government™, I learned that no matter how blatantly different two opinions are, there is always a way to discuss it in an organized and peaceful manner. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, youth and government, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, Education, CONA, inspiration, the y, YMCA, conflict, resolution, problem solving

Favorite Running Movies

"4 Minute Mile" is currently in the theaters, a movie about a high school kid who discovers a running talent that might lead to a better life. I haven't seen it yet, and wonder how it will compare to other running movies. Runners don't exactly have their version of "Rocky" yet, but it's encouraging to see a new movie like this which could be inspiring. Below are some of my favorites. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, running movies, movie

Piriformis Stretch

A couple years ago I suffered an injury that was literally a pain in the butt. My doctor was pretty certain it was piriformis syndrome. It's caused by compression or entrapment of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle where the nerve passes through the gluteal muscles (buttocks). The pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain in the hip or radiating down the leg or into the lower back. It's also been called sciatica. Fortunately it can usually be treated and prevented with some simple stretches. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, piriformis stretch

At the Y, My Kids Have Many Friends

Kavitha and her husband live in New Jersey but commute to Manhattan during the week. Find out why she trusts the Y to not only look out after her two daughters, but also provide a safe, environment where they can engage with others and make genuine connections. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mother, Mom, Parents, child, Children, Kid, Kids, child care, day care, child watch, friends, Community, child development, the y, YMCA

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