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3 Spring Break Snack Ideas from the Lansing YMCA

If you and your kids are staying close to home over spring break, make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to keep them from noshing on unhealthier options. The following three recipes are provided by the Lansing…

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You’ll Never Guess These Surprising Causes of Childhood Obesity

Nearly one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a number that has tripled from just 50 years ago. As a result, there has also been an increase in health problems previously unseen in young children, like high blood…

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What You May Not Know About Your Child’s Health

Most parents know that childhood obesity is a huge issue in Michigan (one out of every three children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese in the state—enough to fill up Ford Field almost seven times). But being aware…

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How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Fitness

Getting children moving at an early age puts them on the path to living a healthier lifestyle and can help cut down on their risk for certain conditions later in life. However, with all the indoor entertainment options available, it’s…

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Healthy kids: The latest research on children and obesity

Here’s something you probably already know: Childhood obesity is a huge problem in this country. (The CDC recently reported that more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.) But what causes it and how are the lives…

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The Grand Rapids Griffins are a great team on and off the ice

Winners of the 2013 American Hockey League Championship, the Calder Cup, the Grand Rapids Griffins know that what separates a good team from a great team is the ability to take care of “the little things”, both on and off…

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Healthy, fit kids: The younger, the better

Here’s something every parent knows: Childhood obesity is a troubling epidemic that puts kids at risk for a lifetime of health concerns. Because of it, life-threatening diseases that were once associated primarily with older patients, like coronary heart disease, stroke…

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An inexpensive investment into your family’s health: Guest post from 1000 Hours Outside

When I was younger I didn’t think too much about health. Things like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. were things that just weren’t on my radar. Throughout the course of my life, my biggest catalyst toward making any significant health…

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Soda in schools – What’s changed?

Diet or regular, it doesn’t matter! Soda is still bad for our health. Despite this, public schools have been flocking to line up to sign contracts with soda companies since the early 1990’s, allowing these companies the right to provide…

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