Category: Exercise

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Create Your Own Story Path

The 2022 season of Story Path is officially over, but the fun doesn’t have to end. You can continue to encourage early literacy, physical activity, imagination, and adventure with your kids by making your own Story Path at home with just a few supplies. What is Story Path? Story Path is a fun way to...

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8 Outdoor Fall Activities

Summer is officially over! While you may be sad that summer break and trips to the beach are done, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about fall. The cool weather makes spending time outside a joy and helps you get fresh air and exercise in the process. Make the most of the autumn...

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Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is an exciting time for kids; three months without school to have fun and enjoy themselves. But with that freedom comes a challenge—how to spend the days? With so much time to fill, your kids may get bored of doing the same thing every day and resort to watching TV, playing video games, or...

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5 Steps Toward Improving Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health Month and an opportunity to make healthy choices. With so much focus on work, chores, taking care of family, and more, healthy habits can sometimes be put on the back burner. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle goes further than eating well and working out—although those elements are extremely important. Improve your well-being...

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Kids Practice Mindfulness with YMCA’s Head Start Program

The YMCA of Frederick County’s Head Start program provides comprehensive education, social, health, and nutritional services to eligible families in eight locations. Three- and four-year-old children can participate in educational experiences, field trips, activities, and health screenings. Children and families also receive transportation services, referrals for disability and mental health issues, and school transition services....

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The Winners of Our 2nd Annual Walk Across America Challenge: Night Walkers!

Congratulations to the Night Walkers, the winners of the 2021 Walk Across America Challenge. The Night Walkers ran, skipped, and walked their way to over 5 million steps—over 1.5 million steps more than their closest competitors. This equates to roughly 2,500 miles, or the equivalent of walking from Baltimore to Colombia! The Night Walkers showed...

Summer Workplace Wellness

Level Up Your Workplace Wellness This Summer

Summertime is the perfect excuse to step out of the office and level up wellness in your workplace. Encouraging employees to adopt healthy habits won’t just improve their overall health; it’s likely to increase their happiness and productivity, too. Whether you’re looking to boost your existing wellness program or start from scratch, we have great...

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Exercise Safely After Age 65

Regular exercise is part of a good health and wellness lifestyle at every age and stage of life (a recommended 150 minutes per week), but for women 65 and over, it’s especially important to keep up with physical activity. There are many benefits specific to your needs when you continue to work out into your...