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  • Sleep well
    5/20/2015 In our busy society, skimping on sleep has become the unfortunate norm for too many of us. 

  • Take steps to stay  safe around the water
    5/13/2015 Swimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. 

  • Spotting a stroke FAST
    5/6/2015 Do you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or diabetes? What about smoking? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re at risk for stroke. 

  • Summer for kids at the YMCA
    4/22/2015 The ground has gone from white to brown to now some shades of green. That means only one thing. Summer is right around the corner and with summer comes the most joyous time of year for your school ager — summer break. That joyous time for them can be a little more stressful for mom and dad when they start to ask themselves, “What will my child be doing all summer?” 

  • Training ideas for a busy schedule
    4/8/2015 Hectic schedule at work? Not enough hours in the day? Can’t find time for exercise? With the 3x10 workout, featuring exercise bands and loops, one problem is solved. We can’t adjust your schedule or make your days longer, but we can give you a total body training format for the office. Complete the full program in just three 10-minute Fit Breaks during the day. 

  • Culture changing in corporate wellness
    3/25/2015 “Virgin Pulse, in partnership with Workforce Management magazine, surveyed 361 businesses and 3,822 employees in 2014 on the impact of health and wellness, gaining insight on how the landscape for healthy and wellness programs is changing year to year. 

  • A conversation about colorectal cancer
    3/18/2015 The prospect of any cancer is scary, and discussing it can be downright uncomfortable — especially when it comes to colorectal cancer. And yet we know that despite being one of the five most common cancers, and one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States, it is highly survivable when caught early. 

  • Breast cancer:  Benefits of water exercise
    3/11/2015 Cancer is an umbrella term that actually describes hundreds of diseases, not just a single diagnosis. This column will focus attention specifically on breast cancer, a disease that affects millions of Americans each year. 

  • The Y: A cause for the community
    2/25/2015 When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships. 

  • Your heart is in your hands
    2/18/2015 Did you know that each and every day your heart beats more than 100,000 times? For an organ about the size of your fist, that is quite a workout. With February being National Heart Month, it’s a great time to get a grasp on taking care of your heart. The payoff isn’t just a longer life; it’s also a better quality of life. 

  • Jump into deep water running and water fitness
    2/11/2015 Deep water running (DWR) provides cardiovascular benefits, increased joint stability, and a virtually pain-free, non-weight bearing exercise. With proper technique, it makes for an effective workout, and is a perfect training tool if you’re injured or are having pain associated with arthritis or other joint concerns. During DWR, muscles are working harder due to the increased resistance of the water without excessively loading injured or painful joints. Deep water running provides different styles of training, such as fartlek, interval, and options for cross training. 

  • 2/11/2015 SPALDING — Menominee County will soon be the home of a new public dental clinic operated by Michigan Community Dental Clinics Inc. (MCDC) on behalf of Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties. The clinic will be dedicated to serving children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, including Delta Healthy Kids and MiChild, those enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan and low income uninsured persons. 

  • Care for your heart, all year long
    2/4/2015 According to estimates by the American Heart Association, 6 million people suffer from heart failure in the U.S. while it impacts 23 million people worldwide. Approximately 650,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. 

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