JER Chilton YMCA to host Lunch & Learn, Healthy Kids Day

YMCA offers FREE Lunch & Learn on family nutrition for Blue Ribbon News readers (ROCKWALL – March 2, 2013) March is National Nutrition Month, so this is a great time to focus on individual and family nutrition.  One of the most important aspects of a wellness program, whether you are trying to be fit, avert […]

Living Well by Liz Jones: Key to staying healthy over the holidays

As most people know, staying fit and healthy over the holidays can be a challenge.  First of all, I recommend not attempting to lose weight over the holidays.  Do not try to make drastic changes in diet or exercise plans.  The most obtainable goal to work toward is to try to maintain through the holiday […]

Domestic abuse – a prevalent ‘wellness’ issue

Society of Women Who Love Shoes to host fundraising event to help victims of domestic abuse July 18, 2012 – Domestic abuse is the leading cause of injury to women and the most likely way a woman will be murdered.  It is also the most likely way a police officer will die in the line of […]

Focus on fitness: think positive, plan, get support

Do you ever feel like you need some assistance to reach your goals?  Following are some tips that can help you: First, what is it you want to accomplish?  Do you want to lose weight?  Do you want to add muscle?  Do you want to reduce your blood pressure or relieve stress? What I find […]

Baylor hosts women’s health day across Metroplex

Baylor hosts women’s health day across Metroplex

The Baylor Health Care System will host a free health and wellness day – For Women For Life– from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28 at various locations across the Metroplex.Moms, daughters, and sisters are encouraged to join with girlfriends to take advantage of this once-a-year event that includes health screenings, demos and informative […]

Five resolutions that strengthen your life, your community

Five resolutions that strengthen your life, your community

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. For the Y – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – one of the most important resolutions is to resolve to make positive changes that strengthen individuals as well as entire communities. Following are five New Year’s Resolutions […]

Human connection: an important piece of wellness

I am a part of all that I have met. – Alfred Tennyson All people crave a connection to others. We all just want to feel as if we matter, we want to fit in with someone, have people understand our true spirit. (This is one reason I believe that Facebook has become so popular; […]

Y Challenge connects people, transforms lives

Y Challenge connects people, transforms lives

(Rockwall County) The holidays can be a stressful time for almost everyone.  The Rockwall County Family YMCA recently hosted a Transformation Challenge, which helped participants get fit, healthy and ready for the holidays.  Many great participants signed up, both from our Y membership and from our staff.  One way that the YMCA is different is the sense of community […]