As we celebrate our Independence on July 4th, many Americans gather together and enjoy a delicious cookout. Being a summer holiday, fresh foods are a must and can help keep your picnic spread healthy. Check out our 4th of July Cookout Spread for ideas on how you can host a healthy, all-American cookout with your friends […]
June is National Cancer Survivor Month and the Harrisburg Area YMCA desires to celebrate cancer survivors and support them on their path to health and recovery. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming community in […]
According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million Americans are impacted by arthritis each year. In fact, it is currently the number one cause of disability in this country. What is arthritis and how can one develop it?
Days are getting hotter and summer is just around the corner! On May 26th, join us for Don’t Fry Day and protect your skin against the sun.
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Did you know that around 85 million Americans have high blood pressure, with some who don’t even know it? If you have high blood pressure, you are not alone.
Make this Easter a healthy one! This spring holiday can be an easy excuse to fill baskets full of egg or bunny-shaped chocolates and candy. From peanut butter eggs to Cadbury, sugar can end up being the main course of any Easter meal! If your children are looking forward to a candy-filled basket this Easter, […]
The week of April 4th – 10th is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Approximately 5% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States are young people between the ages of 15 and 39, according to the National Cancer Institute. Currently, the most common types of cancer for young adults are Brain, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, […]
Bittersweet is the day when parents say goodbye to their young ones on their first day of school. If you have a child who is attending kindergarten for the first time this fall, you’re likely either breathing a sigh of relief or your heart is breaking just thinking about it. Kindergarten is an important time […]
With the wintery weather we’ve been having this March, it’s hard to think that summer is just a few months away! Are your children prepared to unplug for a summer of fun at the Y?
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Cancer, one of the most deadly diseases in the world today, takes millions of lives every year. Because of the high amount of new cancer cases diagnosed year over year, reducing your risk of developing them is highly important.