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5 OF THE HEALTHIEST FOODS TO ENJOY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

5 OF THE HEALTHIEST FOODS TO ENJOY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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Keep healthy this winter by including plenty of these 5 foods in your diet. Although there are fewer foods that are in season in winter than in summer, winter boasts some surprising health superstars. Here are 5 of the healthiest winter foods you should be eating. Pomegranates Pomegranates are one of the world’s oldest fruits [...]
TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT IRAS AND SAVING FOR RETIREMENT

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT IRAS AND SAVING FOR RETIREMENT

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There are several distinct types of IRAs, each with eligibility restrictions based on variables such as income, age, filing status, employment status and other retirement plans. Working with your tax advisor, here are 10 things to know about IRAs and saving for retirement: Total Contribution Limits – For 2017 and 2018, total combined contributions for […]

QUICK TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN

QUICK TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN

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Comfort food season is here, and pumpkin flavored everything is in full swing. When thinking about fall foods, it’s tempting to go right to the warm apple crisp and pumpkin bread. Although it’s OK to indulge occasionally, it’s better to lean toward a healthier (but still delicious) set of fall foods. Here are some great [...]
CARES Team Helps Community Neighbor In Need

CARES Team Helps Community Neighbor In Need

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The Newport-Mesa CARES team served alongside Trellis to help a terminally ill woman named Erika this past weekend. Her father with the same terminal illness left his house to her when he passed. Her father was a hoarder and she needed some help cleaning and fixing up the house so that she is able to leave the [...]
DO SOMETHING NEW AND REIGNITE YOUR PROGRAM!

DO SOMETHING NEW AND REIGNITE YOUR PROGRAM!

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Have you taken the same group exercise class for months without any difference in your fitness level or appearance? Have you made little to no gains in your strength but you’ve been weight training for a while now? Do workouts just not feel as good as they used to? If you’ve answered yes to any [...]
Late Night Eating

Late Night Eating

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Does eating late at night increase your potential for fat/weight gain? Weight gain is a result of eating more calories than you burn on a regular basis, not when you eat those calories. Due to their preference or schedule, there are many people who eat later in the evening, before bed or even wake up [...]
YMCA Day Campers Learn That Spreading Kindness Can Be Contagious

YMCA Day Campers Learn That Spreading Kindness Can Be Contagious

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Our very own YMCA of Orange County Day Campers are in the midst of completing 100 Acts of Kindness this summer and their thoughtful acts recently caught the attention of local media.   Click here to read this article in the OC Register.

Wonderful Watermelon!

Wonderful Watermelon!

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It’s that time of year again when we start picking out one of summer's favorite refreshing fruits, and I’ll bet you didn’t realize the many health benefits attached to watermelon. Watermelon is a natural hydrator because of its high water content (92%). It’s also packed full of nutrients such as lycopene which may reduce the [...]
Top 5 Reasons For Jumping In The Pool This Summer

Top 5 Reasons For Jumping In The Pool This Summer

Along with sunny skies and warm weather, summer has a way of inviting excitement into the air. With summer comes the possibility for new activities and adventures. The big question here, is which fun activities and adventures are worth filling your summer schedule with? Swimming is the leading symbol of summer fun. However, swimming is [...]
Dietary Practices That Deserve a Closer Look

Dietary Practices That Deserve a Closer Look

Dietary Practices That Deserve a Closer Look As a health and wellness trainer one of my top priorities is discovering what my clients eat. In my opinion a healthy lifestyle is maintained mostly through nutrition. Over the years I have become aware that the general population has an altered perception of “eating healthy” due to [...]
Correcting Bad Posture

Correcting Bad Posture

Correcting Bad Posture Even though we make it into the YMCA for exercise, living in the age of technology means we spend more time on our phones, tablets, and computers which not only causes a more sedentary lifestyle but also issues with our posture. Research studies have indicated the average person spends 2.8 hours a [...]
Find Your Fit

Find Your Fit

Find Your Fit At the Y, everyone fits! From ages 9 months to 99 years we have a program for you. This month, we encourage everyone to explore the many offerings that we have. From youth sports and fitness to senior socials and everything in between, let the Y help you Find Your Fit. And don't [...]
Working Out When Sick

Working Out When Sick

Should I Work Out When I’m Sick? With cold and flu season hitting hard, "should I work out when I'm sick?" is a common question that fitness professionals hear often and one that has a lot of myths around it. Some people will believe that they can “sweat it out” and shorten the duration of [...]
Find Your Challenge

Find Your Challenge

Find Your Challenge at the Y Ready to take on March's YGOAL? chal·lenge A task or situation that tests someone's abilities. Challenging yourself can help lead to a happier and more fulfilling life- attempting something you may think impossible, struggling, and eventually overcoming can increase your confidence to do things in the future. If you're [...]

Staying On Track with Goals

Staying On Track with Goals It is that time of the year, everyone is motivated at the start of 2018 to transform their routines and bodies. At the YMCA we are excited to see our health and wellness centers full of people taking classes and using the equipment. Even more, it is exciting to see […]

Find Your Squad

Find Your Squad

Find Your Squad at the Y Friendships have a major impact on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body. That's why for the month of February, we are encouraging everyone to "Find Your Squad" as a part of our #YGOALS. This month, learn about the variety of programs we offer to help connect members and establish [...]
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