Our facility is located along San Francisco’s Embarcadero area where one side—the Financial District booming with tech employees of six-figure salaries—contrasts the other side with residents living below the poverty line. Despite their economic differences, there is a strong common denominator of all these folks: they all wish to live a healthy lifestyle.
March is National Nutrion Month, so we're taking a look at how our young leaders are stepping up their game and not only bringing healthy food to others in their communities, but also helping to fight hunger too.
Note: I know, it's winter, and brrr is it cold! But we'll be thinking of the great outdoors sooner than you think! So, gather your thoughts before you start gathering in green spaces this spring.
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.
"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."
For Holly, going to the Y changed when she had her daughter, Elle. Find out how this Y's YogaSign™ StoryTime helped the two grow closer together. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.
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.
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?
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.
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 Video.