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Holiday Recipe Makeover: Jen's Green Bean Casserole

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016

Green bean casserole holds a special place at holiday dinners. Unfortunately, traditional recipes are high in unhealthy fat, sodium, and calories. Our recipe makeover uses fresh, whole ingredients to create a healthier version without sacrificing the beloved flavor of this nostalgic dish. Read More

De-stress in December with Group Exercise

Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Feeling stressed out this holiday season? Take the edge off and get back to a relaxed state of mind with a group exercise class at the Y. Read More

Give the Gift of Experiences

Published: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Often times the best present we can give others (and ourselves!) isn't a new watch or an expensive car. It's an experience. Read on for 3 reasons why experiences are more satisfying and 6 you can give this season. Read More

Find Your Balance this Holiday Season

Published: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Achieving balance in body, mind and spirit requires practice and hard work. Luckily, the Y is here to help with all three. See our suggestions for great group fitness classes that'll improve your physical balance—and maybe even calm your mind and spirit, too. Read More

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for the Holidays

Published: Monday, November 21, 2016

Gaining weight over the holidays doesn’t have to be your reality. Try our 10 tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle this season. Read More

Practicing Gratitude: It is more blessed to give than receive

Published: Monday, November 21, 2016

Some days are more difficult than others. But the simple act of being able to experience life through our mind, body and spirit is a beautiful gift. Here are five starters to help you practice thanking God for his daily wonders. Read More

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Christy's Cranberry Compote

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Y's Registered Dietitian, Christy Tapocsi, gives a healthy update to one of her family's favorite holiday foods—cranberry sauce. Read More

Tailgating with a Twist

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Score big with these lighter recipes and tips that'll help you snack smarter this football season. Read More

Participate in Operation Christmas Child at your Y

Published: Thursday, November 03, 2016

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee is again partnering with Samaritan's Purse to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for children worldwide. Read More

Fridge Hacks: Out with the old and organizing for the holidays

Published: Thursday, November 03, 2016

Having a clean kitchen helps reduce the risk of foodborne illness and makes it easier to practice healthy habits. Try these simple tips for cleanliness, organization and safety. Read More