September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas offers the following tips to help you incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives. The following tips will not only help families live healthier together but help prevent childhood obesity as well!!
September is National Preparedness Month—a time to make sure you and your family are ready to respond in the event of an emergency. The Y is committed to helping families live safe, secure and connected lives, and we’re proud to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to help communities respond to and recover from emergencies.
The back-to-school season can be a busy time of year as we adjust to new routines and make time for homework, afterschool activities and new friends. As you and your family rearrange your schedules to squeeze it all in, don’t forget to make time for a basic but critical component of good health — SLEEP!
To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the YMCA is offering an afterschool program to school-aged children throughout the greater Dallas area, including districts in Collin, Denton and Ellis counties. Their afterschool program combines academics with play and offers a caring and safe environment for youth who would otherwise be left unsupervised. Besides the obvious benefits to afterschool programs, here are my top 4 reasons why I love the Y’s afterschool program, and why you should too!
Warmer weather usually means one thing, swimming! Swimming is the favorite activity of many children. However, whether your kids are just learning to swim or have been swimming forever, you have to make sure that they are being safe in the water. They should know that they can still encounter accidents even if they know how to swim! The following are 8 tips for keeping your kids safe around water!