Archive for 2022

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Which Sugar Is the Healthiest?

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods can actually weaken your immune system and increase the risk of chronic diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and overall metabolic dysfunction. With so many different types of sugars (natural and artificial), which one is best for us? Let’s break this down by taking a closer look […]

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Eating for Optimum Oral Health

Daily brushing with toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, but did you know that nutrition also has an effect on your oral health? A balanced eating plan with fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy provides essential nutrients for healthy teeth and gums. Do you know about the gut microbiome? It has been […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Richard Curl

The Harrisburg Area YMCA is an institution in the capital city, inspiring change and growth at all levels of our community. At the steering wheel, Richard Curl or Rich as he is best known, has been a steady hand and guide for the organization for 25 years. We took the time to sit with Rich […]

The Harrisburg Area YMCA Announces David Ozmore as President & CEO

Ozmore will succeed current President & CEO Richard A. Curl after 25 years of service. [HARRISBURG, 6/23/22] — The Harrisburg Area YMCA announced today that Richard A. Curl will retire after 25 years of service effective August 1, 2022.  He will be succeeded by David Ozmore, an experienced YMCA leader who has served the YMCA […]

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What To Do With Summer Produce

Summer is right around the corner, and so are the local markets teeming with fresh and colorful summer produce! Eating the rainbow of colors through veggies provides us with more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Yet, as creatures of habit, how many of us go to the grocery store or market and buy the same […]

oral health – Incorporating Healthy Fats

Incorporating Healthy Fats

A nutritious eating plan doesn’t mean cutting out all the fat! If you’re unsure how to get started with your wellness journey, begin by making small changes. It is recommended that 20-35% of your total daily calories come from fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Some examples of healthy fats include avocado, walnuts, olive […]

oral health – Five Essential Water Safety Tips to Know

Five Essential Water Safety Tips to Know

As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that’s in a pool, pond, lake, river, stream, or ocean. That means the risk of drowning is ever-present. With May being National Water Safety Month, now is the time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip their kids with the […]

oral health – Recipes and Tips to Increase Nutrient Absorption

Recipes and Tips to Increase Nutrient Absorption

Many of us know that we get energy directly from macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) in our food, but vitamins and minerals are also essential for the production and storage of energy in the body. Absorption refers to the act or process of absorbing or assimilating something. When we talk about nutrient absorption, we’re referring […]

oral health – How to Increase Your Vegetable Consumption

How to Increase Your Vegetable Consumption

The current research on vegetables and fruits still stands: a higher intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with lower total and cause-specific mortality. Based on a recent peer-reviewed evidence-based study, the lowest risk of mortality was observed for ~5 servings per day of fruit and vegetables. Most of us know that vegetables are one […]

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A Successful Life with Autism

When I was four years old I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This would later be classified as a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum, which can encompass a number of disabilities. I would not learn what this disorder was until many years later and was not entirely aware of how much I would struggle […]

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