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Relax & Enjoy The Holidays

posted on Tue, Dec 16 2014 10:46 am by YMCA of the USA

The holiday season is a time filled with fun and excitement but the joy can sometimes be trumped by feelings of anxiety and stress as our schedules fill up, our bank accounts become strained and our to-do lists grow long. Consider these tips from Humana, a national Y partner for promoting healthy living!

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Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling with Diabetes

posted on Fri, Nov 21 2014 5:37 pm by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Travel can be a challenge, with your normal schedule out the window and with the need to carry medication. But with some planning, everything will go smoothly. The Centers for Disease Control have some recommendations for keeping it together on the trip!

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Put the Sweets Down: Manage Your Diabetes this Holiday Season

posted on Fri, Nov 7 2014 10:01 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but for diabetics too many holidays are filled with visits to the emergency room and hospitalizations. We can think of better ways to spend these holidays than to make friends with the medical personnel at your local ER! Here are seven holiday tips from the American Diabetes Association.

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Don’t let Halloween Treats Play a Trick on Your Scale!

posted on Fri, Oct 24 2014 4:00 pm by Tracey Burns, YMCADallas Director of Healthy Lifestyles

As you get ready for your costume party and haunted house trips remember: Don't let the Halloween Treats play tricks on your scale! We know it can be tough to resist all of the calorie-fill delicious treats BUT with discipline you can make Halloween fun and wellness win! 

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Let's Prevent Cyberbullying!

posted on Fri, Oct 17 2014 2:36 pm by YMCA of the USA

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and it's a good time for families to discuss safe ways to use technology and prevent cyberbullying. We have a few tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to get you started! 

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