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SLEEP & WELLNESS: Why more sleep matters

Dr. ROBERT R SPRINGER MD, practiced clinical Pulmonary/Critical Care/Hospice and Sleep Medicine since 1979 in Waco, TX. After closing his practice he still speaks with people about the benefit of sleep with a historical perspective.
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THE Y HELPS WACO CHILDREN LEARN TO BE SAFE AROUND WATER

WACO, April 11, 2018 – As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Central Texas will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from underserved communities in Waco and McLennan County.

A FATHER'S STORY

Hear the story of Elmer Lowe, a man just living his life when one day an unexpected event happen. Learn how the Y was able to assist him in this new chapter of his life.
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ABOUT THE Y WITH BRYSON MARSH

Bryson speaks with Aquatic Director Evan Bates of the YMCA of Central Texas. Join Bryson and learn more about the people and programs of the Y.

POSITIVE COMMENTS!

I have attended many of the classes offered at the Harvey Drive Y location, to include Yoga, Pilates, Body Shaping and pool exercise.  You have a great team of instructors, but I wanted to make a few positive comments regarding Christie Talbert, one of your Silver Sneakers instructors.

 

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A SWIMMER AT THE Y

 

Bryson is a worship leader and a swimmer. His long-term goal is to have a TV channel and a big stage to lead others in worship. He has been leading worship at his church on Thursdays, performs in high school musicals, loves anchoring at school and in the community when he has the opportunity. Let me tell you his story…. 
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STRESS AND SCHOOL SPORTS - by Ohio University

Adolescents often experience a high amount of stress as a result of their environment. Homework and peer pressure are just two of the factors that cause stress among children. As a means to help manage youth stress, medical professionals and school faculty have promoted exercise, particularly interscholastic sports to adolescents. The problem is, participation in sports is not necessarily a cure-all. In fact, athletics can be highly stressful to adolescents if they approach it the wrong way. Sports can be both beneficial and disadvantageous.
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Fitness Tip by Susan Bell

Check out one of our amazing instructors Susan Bell of Susan Bell Fitness! You can catch a class with Susan here at the Waco Family YMCA, Tuesday or Thursday Mornings. She leads a Body Shaping 9 AM class, Stretch 9:45 AM  and a Dance Fitness 10 AM. Come see a class get a great workout and have fun doing it!

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EATING FAT TO MAKE YOU HEALTHY? (Part 2)

The general population usually has a lack of understanding just what the good fats are, where to find them, and their role in the body. The most potent good fat is that of Omega 3 fatty acids found mainly in fish, oils, and nuts. 

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EATING FAT TO MAKE YOU HEALTHY? (Part 1)

By Kyle Lilly Does fat make you fat? It most definitely can if eaten too much or the wrong kind. Ask yourself what do you know about fat?  What are the good kinds, what nutrients do they provide, how can the good ones be incorporated into a diet, what health benefits do they provide? Most people find out they don’t know as much as they thought. This will be a 3 part series all about fat, what it is, how it works and how to utilize it not only to reduce the likelihood and the potency of disease but to get in better shape.