Tag: healthy living

This Is How You Say, "Yum!"

One of our young leaders, Raven, doesn't want you to eat just any old chili this fall season. She wants you to take healthy living to the max. That's why she called her mom and pulled out the cookbooks to come up with this delicious but healthy twist on an American favorite that will have you saying, "yum!"

Check out her recipe now.  more

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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

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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

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Spirit + Mind + Body

I'm the Healthy Living Director at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA in Lexington, KY. Worked with the Y for five years in both as a part-time and full-time employee.  When not working or hanging out with my wife, I can be found swimming, cycling or running—all things healthy. This is my Y. My words. My advice for you.  more

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Eat Smart, Move More

A couple of weeks ago, our first guest blogger, Lisa Riggsbee, shared her thoughts about the Healthy Living Pantry and Mobile Kitchen. This week, we wanted to follow up with what young leaders are doing out in Asheville, North Carolina with an Eat smart, Move More Videomore

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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

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