According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, covering 8% of the population. It doesn’t seem like much when you see the percentage but the disease is ever-growing, more and more people are diagnosed with diabetes every day and have to begin a new journey to learn how to treat it.
While the at-home lifestyle of a child has a strong correlation with their health, so does their involvement in school. With the school year beginning, stay on top of what your child consumes every day, so that you can do your best to teach them what foods may or may not be healthy s. There are many things which can influence your child’s eating habits at school but by simply paying attention, you can help them make better food choices.
We all know that as an office professional it’s hard to find the time to stay active while you’re at work. No matter what, you find yourself sitting at a desk for hours upon hours every day and it can be debilitating to your health.
We all know that swimming is fun, we know that it’s the best when the weather here in Dallas is scorching hot and the thought of going for a run makes you want to jump right in. There’s no better feeling then coming home from work after having to wear an entire suit in the middle of summer and going for a swim to cool yourself off. But did you know just how good swimming is for your body? It’s an always active exercise that burns calories the quickest.
With the demanding schedules of being a parent, especially if you are a working parent that's preparing for school starting up again, taking care of you and your family’s fitness often gets put on the back burner. The busy days include taking the kids to school, working, picking them up, helping them with their homework, making dinner and numerous other tasks that make going to the gym seem impossible. At the YMCA of Dallas, we strive to help you and your families stay fit and healthy. We help you make time for yourself and help your kids learn how to take care of themselves to make your life a little less hectic.
With the school year fast approaching and your once again hectic schedules right around the corner, have you thought about enrolling your child in any after school programs, whether it’s educational or health and wellness Here at YMCA Dallas we strongly believe that education and health & wellness should go beyond the classroom and continue throughout the entire day. We offer structured after school programs that provide enriching activities for your child to continue their educational growth.
The summer months can be filled with plenty of fun activities for families before the beginning of a new school year. But they can also be filled with plenty of long days with lots of downtime. Parents often find themselves struggling to come up with constructive and fun ways to past the time, and watching TV or playing video games for 8 hours is not an option.