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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
If you’ve spent months doing the same cardio or strength exercises, you may reach a point where you feel uninspired. It may be time to switch up your routine. Even a small change, such as taking a short walk each day, playing a sport or signing up for a new fitness class through your Y membership, can make a big difference.