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The Niles-Buchanan branch of the YMCA of Southwest Michigan will host an Overdose Prevention Training on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This training, in collaboration with Voice Change Hope and COPE Network, is free and open to the community...
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA met a $25,000 matching challenge grant from a local foundation. The grant was contingent on the Y raising $25,000 through the community phase of its C hanging Lives & Improving Health capital campaign. The grant, officially awarded...
Once as a young mom, I stopped at a beach in North Carolina after visiting a friend. My oldest child loved the water and ventured out to the edge of some rocks. I watched her from the beach, needing to...
In my adult lifetime, I have lived in several states and taught at a different fitness facility in each one. One was a national chain; one was a private local endeavor; two have been YMCAs. By far, the YMCAs have...
Children play hard. Whether on the playground or the sports field, kids can get dehydrated quickly. Drinking enough of the right kinds of liquids is important for their healthy development. Proper hydration is linked to healthy body weight, reduced incidence...
March is National Nutrition Month: a time to make healthier choices about what we choose to chew and swallow. How much difference, though, can small changes to our diet really make? More than I realized. Did you know that what...
Press Release Date: February 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kayla Foster, Marketing Coordinator (269) 683-1552 kfoster@ymcaswm.com Niles-Buchanan YMCA to break ground on capital expansion in July, kick off community campaign March 4 NILES, Mich. – The YMCA of Southwest...
Many of us suffer from high demands on our time, high blood pressure in our veins, and/or high-speed information overload. Our lives feel more like a mad dash to a far-off finish line than a Sunday stroll through the park...
Realistic Expectations Yield Better Results Welcome to the New Year! ‘Tis the season for fitness professionals to motivate their resolution-driven clients. We picture a coach with a megaphone in our faces, yelling “Go hard or go home!” and “No pain,...
How to Sustain our Resolve By Chrissie Kaufmann Many of us are formulating impressive health resolutions for this fresh new year of 2019. These goals usually involve doing more constructive things (like jogging and eating vegetables) and less risky things...