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The Top 5 Reasons Camping is Vital for your Family

posted on Thu, Jun 27 2013 11:57 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Everyone wants to spend family time together, but that seems nearly impossible in this extra-busy world with all of its abilities to make us work, work, work! Family time has always been precious, but lately it’s become rare. Time spent with your family is never time wasted, and it’s important to make sure that you set aside time to be with them. One of the best ways to do this is to go camping....

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Nine Ways to Stay Fit In Hot Temperatures

posted on Thu, Jun 27 2013 11:54 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

In Texas, summer is the most brutal season. Stepping from one air conditioned building into the blistering heat of Texas can immediately cause you to perspire, so you have to remain hydrated constantly. It’s especially difficult to work out in the summer because you know that you’ll be sweating a lot more than normal, and you’ll get tired much faster. Running, biking, hiking, and even walking become much more difficult in the heat. Don’t give up on working out for the summer, however! There’s plenty you can do so long as you follow these tips:

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Five Ways to Get your Children Interested in the Outdoors

posted on Tue, Jun 18 2013 8:56 am by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

In the technology age, it seems nearly impossible to pry kids away from screens. Whether it’s TV, a computer, or a cell phone, kids are constantly plugged in. You may not want your children to be so addicted to screens, however. Read on for more details...

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How to Get Your Kids Involved in Volunteering

posted on Thu, Jun 6 2013 5:44 pm by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Read on to learn how to get your kids involved in service and in the community! And for more information on how to volunteer, check out our website

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