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Swimming helps autistic teen

Charles Cobbert was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and at age 17, he is competing in the swimming nationals. Meg Oliver reports on how the repetitive aerobic activity helps to reduce the autistic behavior.
CBS Evening News

YMCA of Greater Louisville sets Guinness World Record for 'most people hopping on one leg simultaneously'

LOUISVILLE— The YMCA of Greater Louisville has set the Guinness World Record for "most people hopping on one leg simultaneously." The record was set on Sunday, April 26, with 674 people at Slugger Field during the YMCA's 9th annual Healthy Kids Day celebration. Guinness officially confirmed the record this month.

Local YMCA garden grows 800 pounds of produce

Fox 8 Charlotte

YMCA working to lower drowning rate of minority children

Charlotte Observer

New YMCA Veggie Van rolling into Tampa food deserts

TAMPA — Kids might not chase after it like they would the ice cream man, but grown-ups are eager to take advantage of a new mobile vegetable stand that soon will roll into neighborhoods lacking in grocery options.
Tampa Tribune

How to Avoid the 'Summer Slide' with Kids' Eating

The results are in: Kids aren't eating as healthily in the summer as they do the rest of the year. Here's how to keep their nutrition on track when they're on summer break.

Blog Feed

Turn Your Runs into Adventures

You can discover interesting things about your surrounding neighborhoods on your runs.

Not looking forward to that weekend long run? Change things up by running somewhere you've never been and explore. more

Running and Leadership

"Over the years running has thought me a lot about leadership."(Photo Credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

If you asked me when I was a kid if I liked to run I would have said no way! To make a long story short, I have since fallen in love with running. This past May, I was blessed to finish the Chase Corporate Challenge in 22:15, a personal record. However, I did not run the race to achieve a personal best, I ran it in memory of my grandpa. more

Beach Body

(photo  credit: Thinkstock/Collection: iStock)

I’ve finally worked up the nerve to take my daughter on an airplane and we’re going on a trip to Los Angeles this week to visit family. After I got over the initial fear of dealing with a toddler in the sky and stopped freaking out over what I needed to pack, I began to accept that this may be a pretty great trip.  more

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