Category: Healthy Living

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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...

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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays bring fun, spending time with friends and family. They also bring a lot of food. With some classic holiday dishes traditionally being full of calories, fats, and sugars, it can be a hard time of the year to stick to healthy habits. But with a few tips and healthy recipes, you can keep...

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10 Ways to Shop Locally and Save Money

Frederick County is home to over 1,300 farms with more than 181,500 acres of farmland.  Agriculture and local businesses are a pillar of life in Frederick. Supporting these businesses allows the local economy to thrive and helps our community. Buying from a local farm protects the environment as it cuts down on the distance food...

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Rethink Your Drink with Summer Serve Participants

The Summer 2021 Summer Serve Participants at the YMCA of Frederick County helped LiveWell Frederick with our Rethink Your Drink initiative by creating public service announcements (PSAs) to promote the health benefits of drinking more water. The participants had a lot of fun creating their PSAs, which feature water-swilling cowboys and a soda mafia to encourage people...

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Improve Your Mental Health with 5-2-1-0

Eating well, exercising regularly, reducing screen time, and drinking a lot of water not only improve your physical health, but your mental health as well. Through the 5-2-1-0 program—eating five or more fruits and vegetables daily, limiting screen time to two or less hours a day, getting one or more hours of physical activity daily,...

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Protect Your Body: Know the Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in Maryland, affecting 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women. With symptoms that are often overlooked, it’s important to know the signs of colorectal cancer and the preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk and protect your...

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Unplug for a Summer to Remember

This material was originally posted on the Frederick County Workforce Services website. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Read the original article here.   Source: Are you eating lunch with your computer…again? If so, now is the time to take a digital detox by participating in the Summer of (You Choose…) Challenge. Throughout...