News & Events

Stay updated with the latest news and events at all three branches of the Y by visiting us on-line often, or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Blog

<< Previous | Next >>

Foods That Hydrate

It is June. Warm weather is here. Your body needs much more hydration than during the cold winter.

Your body has more water than any other substance, and it is the most important. Without water humans can only survive a few days, because water regulates body temperature, transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, keeps body tissues moist, protects organs, lubricates joints, and helps…Read More

NYC Pools Closed Saturday 6/7

Both pools at the Northern York County Branch will be closed from 11:30am - Close on Saturday, June 7th due to a swim meet.  Thanks for your patience!

Read More

Boost Your Immunity

Your immune system naturally fights off invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, that try to make your ill. A strong immune system is essential to prevent colds, the flu, stomach bugs, and other ailments that can be major health problems.

T cells, or T lymphocytes, are a type of lymphocyte, which is a kind of white blood cell, that play a major roll in your immunity. The T cells can be…Read More

Stand Up!

There is a modern day disease, which does not yet have an official medical phrase, but which causes a long list of serious ailments. This disease can be called "sitting disease." Prolonged sitting is a symptom of the moderm work and home lives of many people. Physical labor has maintained only a very small part of the modern world.

Extended sitting contributes to many health…Read More

Good Posture for a Long Life

Stand up straight, shoulders and head back!

This is hard to do while texting or using your mobile device. Be warned: texting and using mobile devices for long periods of time could lead to lower life expectancy!

The United Chiropractic Association (UCA) claims that poor posture is as big a health risk as obesity. Studies suggest a direct link between forward-leaning posture in…Read More

A Complete Exercise Program for Healthy Older Adults

"Older adults" typically refers to anyone age 65 years or older, but it is important to realize that this age group includes a wide range of fitness and health. Age-related physiological changes result in declines in functional capacity that can impact activities of daily living. These physiological changes start at about 30 years old, and continue until end-of-life. Physical activity levels…Read More

Companion for Healthy Exercise

More than one third of adults and 17% of children (2-19 years of age) in the United States are obese. More than half of adults do not meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity, and the prevalence of aerobic physical activity declines with increasing age.

With these realities in mind, finding ways to encourage more physical activity is of paramount importance to…Read More

Burn Calories during Winter

Winter seems to never end this year. How long will it take to melt all this snow, if and when it actually warms up? How many more months will it be before we can start burning extra calories with our normal spring outdoor activities. We just cannot be physically active enough during the winter to burn enough calories to avoid adding a few pounds of unwanted fat to our bodies. We go to the Y for…Read More