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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

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

These Are Our Stories

Riley is a young governor with a healthy sense of humor and the motivation to "do more, be more." Dany believes that calling the Y her second home isn't just a saying.  Amy's showing us a whole new side of leadership through the lens of her camera. And Seth may get nervous talking in front of hundreds of people, but he gets the job done. All four young leaders come from different corners of the country, but they have one thing in common: Youth and Government™.

These are their stories

 

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, Leaders, youth, government, youth and government, Education, motivation, high school, college, students, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA, Community, communities

A Little Goes A Long Way: Study Shows Running 5 Miles A Week Adds Years to Lifespan

A new landmark study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concluded that running as little as 5 to 10 minutes a day at speeds slower than 6 miles per hour (10:00 pace) "is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease." These are exciting findings that could help motivate a large number of sedentary adults to start exercising. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, health benefits, reduce mortality risk, 5 miles a week

The Origin of Selfies (And Why You Should Care)

If you're a Millennial that's, say, 18 or 19, then selfies have been a part of your life experience since forever. But where did they come from? Well, we can thank the (got to click on the post to find out!) for giving us the word, and - in fact - the first appearance of the word surfaced in one of the country's online news channels around 2002.

 

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, selfies, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, social media, photos, pictures, the y, Millennials, YMCA, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders

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