Summer Heat, Hydration and Exercise

Get some great tips (meant for trainers but available to you) on exercising in the heat and proper hydration from the experts at IDEA, click here for articleExercising in the Heat

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Don’t Skip Breakfast!

I am shocked by how many people do not eat breakfast! It is truly the most important meal of the day! Click here for info.Don\'t Skip Breakfast!

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Chili-Crusted Scallops and Cucumber Salad

Another great summer dish with a kick that can be made ahead of time. Click here for recipe.Chili-Crusted Scallops with Cucumber Salad

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World’s Healthiest Foods

This website is a treasure-trove of the world’s healthiest foods, recipes, information, vitamin, mineral and phytonutrients, statistics, everything you would want to know about healthy eating, don’t miss this! Click here for website.World\'s Healthiest Foods

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A Walk A Day…

It’s a beautiful day -take a walk! You not only will reap the many benefits, but might enjoy it so much it becomes a daily habit!

Click A Walk A Day for more fit facts from ACE Fitness.

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Raspberry-avocado-mango salad

From Ace Fitness – a perfect summer salad with incredibly tasty yet very healthy ingredients, click here for recipe, enjoy!Raspberry-avocado-mango salad

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Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid

Check out Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, it’s one of the best things you can do to prevent just about any disease as well as look and feel your best (along with exercise of course!)

click here to view.

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Natural Breast Health for Women

Check out this very informative article on natural breast health by Dixie Mills, MD, FACS (who also happens to be on our YWCA Board!)  Her advice is based on extensive research based on diet, lifestyle and supplementation.  Click here for newsletter.

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Ten Fun Fitness Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here and children need to stay active, healthy and busy during their break from school. Parents need to encourage their children to warm up properly and use dynamic stretches that mimic their sport activity. Parents should tell children never to play through any type of pain or make winning the reason for playing any sport. Let them choose the activity and keep the focus on having fun.

To keep kids moving, the American Council on Exercise suggests 10 fun fitness summer activities.  To view these activities, click here.

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Welcome to the YWCA’s Health and Fitness Blog!

We strongly believe at the YWCA that women and their families should be healthy and fit, and we want to help you get there.   We have also joined up with First Lady Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move” campaign to fight child obesity.  Check back with us often as we will be posting interesting and helpful articles, links, suggestions, recipes, etc.   Here’s to you and your health!