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The Benefits of Physical Activities and Sports for School Children

posted on Thu, Sep 27 2012 11:51 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

When it comes to the topic of after school sports and physical activities, many parents are often hesitant about letting their children participate. What if they do not do well at the sport? How true is the stereotype of a cutthroat little league coach or an aggressive teammate? What if my child injures themselves? And while all of these questions are only natural for a parent whose child is entering the world of sports for the first time, the truth is, when it comes to children participating in physical activities, there are far more benefits to consider than risks.

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Fall Fitness: Stay Healthy This Autumn With These Health Tips

posted on Tue, Sep 18 2012 1:09 pm by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The start of September means many things for families all across the country: The leaves are slowly beginning to change colors, the days are getting shorter and the sky is becoming darker earlier, and the temperature outside is dropping steadily each and every day. While this transitional time of year is exciting and a favorite for many people, these changes can also be very stressful and hectic for those trying to keep up with their health and fitness routines of summer.

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Exercise FAQs: Should I Hire A Personal Fitness Trainer?

posted on Tue, Sep 4 2012 1:05 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

When it comes to health and wellness goals, everyone has their own personal problems areas that they want to focus on: losing a few pounds to get back to your ideal weight, toning up your arms or legs, or simply getting back into good shape for a healthier mind and body. Because there are so many different motivators and goals from wellness programs, it is important to form an exercise routine that will help you meet these personal goals and help you overcome challenges that you may face when working out on your own.

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