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Happy Father's Day!

June 16th, 2013

I have been blessed with a wonderful father and it has been heart-warming to see that there are many great fathers out there. This is to CELEBRATE all you great fathers and THANK YOU for the sacrifices and commitments made. More and more fathers are totally involved with their kids–not only in sports but doingREAD MORE

Hanauma Hike

June 11th, 2013

I can’t believe that I’ve lived here my whole life and have never hiked the Hanauma trail. It was very easy and convenient to get to, there were no parking issues and (on this occasion) no crowds of people to share the trail with. My only warning would be to make sure you put sunscreenREAD MORE

Load-bearing Exercise

June 2nd, 2013

You’ll often hear that whether you are young or old, load-bearing exercises are beneficial to keep bones strong and for overall muscle tone. Well, there are different degrees of load-bearing and much depends on your fitness level (past and present). Try the following: Tai Chi Yoga Walking or hiking Dance Calisthenics Weight training Sports ForREAD MORE

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 29th, 2013

The common goal for this day: keep older Americans healthy and fit. Wednesday, May 29th is National Senior Health & Fitness Day–the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. The Central YMCA will be celebrating this FREE event from 8:00-11:00am at the Central Y gym and is open to the public (non-members mustREAD MORE

Scare of a Lifetime

May 26th, 2013

I was floored recently by the news that one of my dearest friends had a mild stroke. She and I go back to elementary school together and have been there through each other’s trials and tribulations over the decades. You might be wondering….Did she smoke? Did she drink excessively? Did she have other health issues?READ MORE

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