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Ready, steady, balance: keeping older adults safe from falls

Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is someone you love in danger of falling? Find out the risks—and get tips and resources for keeping them safe and steady. Read More

Time for a Change

Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tired of the same old workout? Turn over a new leaf this season with these 8 creative fall fitness tips. Read More

Healthy After School Snacks

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It's inevitable: kids and snacks go hand in hand. Stave off their afternoon hunger with these 10 healthy, easy ideas. Read More

Have your comfort foods, and eat them too

Published: Thursday, September 08, 2016

You don't have to give up your favorite foods. Use these moderation tips and modified recipes to keep comfort in your diet. Read More

YMCA Celebrates Welcoming Week

Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Meet Your Neighbor event to be held at Christ Church YMCA on Saturday, Sept. 17 in celebration of national Welcoming Week Read More

Better-for-You Breakfasts Your Whole Family Will Love

Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Banish the breakfast blues by making a balanced morning meal a must for everyone. These two strategies plus a recipe round-up will help you and your family fuel up better in the AM. Read More

Solving Childhood Obesity: A Family Affair

Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health. That’s why the YMCA of Middle Tennessee — a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health—wants families to understand the dangers of childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through improved eating habits and increased physical activity. Read More

Healthy Benefits of Breastfeeding

Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

For National Breastfeeding Month, our Certified Lactation Counselor shares how breastfeeding benefits everyone Read More

Old and new friends make memories at day camp

Published: Monday, August 22, 2016

We believe nurturing social well-being in kids matters just as much as giving them safe spaces to learn and be active. Read More

5 Recipes from Around the World

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Healthy recipes inspired by athletes from across the globe Read More