Category: Healthy Living

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again, when the kids go back to school and the family’s weekly schedule is jam-packed with activities. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is focused on encouraging healthy living, and with that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you make your family’s midday meals a success. … Read More

10 Ways to Get Kids Excited about School

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The school year is upon us, and as children and teens begin to their journey back to the classroom, some may be more excited than others. How can you make sure that your family is ready for this next chapter? The Valley of the Sun YMCA has some tips on how you can make the transition easier for every member of your family.… Read More

10 tips to stay active and beat the heat!

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The summer heat is upon us, and this means that there may be limits to what you can do outdoors. Not to worry. The Valley of the Sun YMCA has plenty of options available to help you make sure that your family is entertained and active during these hot months. Here are ten tips on how you can keep everyone in your home happy, healthy and cool this summer: … Read More

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth … Read More

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and Knowing Your Risk for Prediabetes

Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

Tuesday, March 22, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and the Valley of the Sun YMCA wants our community to know their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps they can take today to reduce the chances of developing the disease.… Read More

Friendship is good for your HEART .. Literally

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Find out how to have a healthy heart and how friendships can play a vital role. … Read More

Flex Your Willpower- 10 Tips to Help you Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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The more you use it the better you’ll get. So don’t stop trying to resist those bad habits. … Read More

Move to the Groove With Our Hip Hop Class

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The Youth Hip-Hop program will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls and boys.… Read More

YMCA Summer Food Program

Valley of the Sun YMCA | Summer Food Program | Community Programs | Youth Development

The Valley of the Sun YMCA serves 50,000 nutritious meals and snacks throughout summer school break. This year, Summer Food Program reached the fifth year of its commitment.… Read More

Fall Recipes- Spiced Apple Cider Muffins

Itty Bitty Winter Camp at the Ross Farnsworth Y! | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Fall recipes – Spiced Apple Cider Muffins… Read More