Tag: health

15 Things

In honor of the upcoming new year, I thought of 15 things I’d share with my younger self. I’ll also pass some on to my daughter when she’s old enough, though she may just roll her eyes at me and say, “Moooommmm!" more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, future, Perspective, Love, Money, health, Exercise, friends, friendship, Joy, Accomplishments, Failure, giving, happiness

It's Not Just about Putting on a Show

Ever thought of joining the circus? Brennan Mejia did and found out there was more than just putting on a show. Check out his leadership in the ring.  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, Circus, Acrobatics, health, fitness, Group Interests, Redlands, California, Y Circus

The Power of Chat

"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

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, health, well-being, Gym, Work Out, healthy living

Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Community, healthy living, obesity, health, fitness, food desert, food pantry, mobile kitchen, the y, YMCA

It's Who You Hang Around With

This week, we posted some tips on how to network with others, based on the idea that it's who you know. Well, as you're building your network of friends and ties, think about this: when it comes to your health, does who you hang around with matter?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, leader, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, teens, teenagers, college, students, high school, health, healthy living, peer pressure, motivation, inspiration, Community, communities, the y, YMCA

I'll Have a Run for Lunch

CoachTonyVan D's on vacation this week, so check out our guest blogger, Shawnie D!

One of my favorite things to do is to run with colleagues over my lunch hour. There are days when I feel like I accomplished more during my thirty-minute run than my eight hours at work that same day. I find that I am more honest, direct, and open-minded when having a conversation while running outside versus in a meeting room in the office.  more

Tags: This Week in Runners, the y, YMCA, Running, meetings, runner, cardio, health, fitness, fitblr, fit, Run

How I Helped Bring Healthy Food to My Community

Lisa Riggsbee is a student at University of North Carolina- Asheville (UNCA) where she is a Health and Wellness Promotion major with minors in Psychology and Mass Communication. Having a passion for writing and community wellness promotion, Lisa began working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina Healthy Living Pantry expansion project in January 2014 in an effort to expand the reach of the program and has since more than quadrupled pantry participation. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders, leadeship, Volunteer, social responsibility, healthy living, food deserts, mobile kitchen, pantry, YMCA of Western North Carolina, North Carolina, Asheville, cooking, Community, UNC Asheville, college, food, health, wellness, the y, YMCA

After Work Tips for Dinner

Unless you're a professional chef or work in the back of a restaurant, it may be quite near impossible to separate your hectic schedule at work from the bustle in the kitchen. For many working moms, there's little time (or energy) to cook up a storm once you walk in the front door. more

Tags: Mom, Moms, Mother, parent, parenting, cooking, health, healthy, working, career, kitchen, recipe, Kid, Kids, child, Children, teens, baby, babies, inspiration, Community, Family, families

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