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Is Your Child Ready for the Y’s Affordable Preschool Program?

Posted by The Y on Jul 31, 2019 10:29:00 AM

A decision many parents struggle with is when to take their child to preschool. If you take them too early, they may struggle to adapt. If you wait too long, they may lose valuable learning time.

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Avoiding the "Summer Slide": Why Summer Learning Matters

Posted by The Y on Jul 30, 2019 11:13:00 AM

According to the National Summer Learning Association(NSLA), unstructured summers without learning opportunities can cause your children to fall behind in school, gain weight and miss out on college opportunities. Here's why it's so important to keep your kids active and engaged during the summer months.

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How to Stay Healthy in Your Senior Years and the Benefits of Joining a Y Fitness Center

Posted by The Y on Jul 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Aging is a fact of life, but there's some truth to the cliché that you're only as old as you feel. Taking good care of yourself – physically, mentally and emotionally – can help you age gracefully and feel great during your senior years. Joining a fitness center is a great way to help you establish a routine and fitness regimen that suits your needs.

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Keys to Keeping Your Child Engaged and Active During Summer Break

Posted by The Y on Jul 26, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Over summer break, you want your kids’ days to be filled with as many fun and engaging activities as possible. Spending a few hours each day engaging in physical activities allows their bodies and minds to stay active all summer long. Here are a few tips to help you keep your kids active during summer break.

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The Advantages of a Y Family Membership

Posted by The Y on Jul 25, 2019 9:55:51 AM

Our strength is in community, and it's our inclusive community that makes the YMCA of Southern Nevada truly special. Together, with our friends, family members and neighbors, the Y is shaping minds, bodies and lives for the better. We pride ourselves on organizing programs that bring people together at the intersection of wellbeing and belonging. The Y helps members grow into the best people they can be, physically and mentally. We conduct every program, class and seminar with these 7 objectives in mind:

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Why Losing Weight Involves More than Just What the Scale Shows

Posted by The Y on Jun 28, 2019 10:58:00 AM

Weight loss is a comprehensive process that involves burning fat, building muscle and improving your overall health. Many people gauge their weight loss progress on what the scale says. However, some weight loss professionals recommend not to weigh yourself too often, as the number you see may not tell the whole story.

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Focus on Fun Instead of Fitness for an Active Family Lifestyle

Posted by The Y on Jun 20, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Most families are constantly going in many different directions and finding time for exercise is a real challenge. With the weather is warming up, now is a great time to get outdoors and find fun activities to keep your family fit and healthy. These six tips will help you get started.

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Never Miss a Workout with These Quick Exercises

Posted by The Y on Jun 12, 2019 10:46:00 AM

When life gets busy, it can be hard to dedicate 30 minutes or more every day to your fitness goals. Skipping one day might not seem like a big deal, but even a small interruption in your routine can easily set you back. Once you have skipped a workout, skipping another (and another…) doesn’t seem like a big deal either.

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You're Only as Old as You Feel: 6 Exercise Tips to Add Years to Your Life

Posted by The Y on Jun 4, 2019 10:39:00 AM

There's no arguing that older adults who stay healthy and active certainly feel better than those who don't. Regular exercise brings many benefits. It can help strengthen your immune system, so you're better able to fight off illnesses; increase strength and balance, so you're less likely to fall; and improve your overall mental health. In fact, studies have found that exercising for as little as 15-minutes a day can actually extend your life expectancy!

 
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Why Fitness Classes May Be More Effective Than Trying to Get in 10,000 Steps a Day

Posted by The Y on May 29, 2019 11:47:00 AM

There’s a lot of hype around the “10,000 steps a day” approach to working out. Many people strive to walk for this distance to achieve their weight goals and live healthier lifestyles. 10,000 steps translate to about 5 miles of walking, but the question is, is this approach the right one for you?

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