Celebrating the Stories and Accomplishments of Black Leaders Within the Y Movemen

The history of the YMCA – like the history of the United States – is a story of incremental progress toward greater inclusion and equity for all. As we celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring the stories of Black leaders who helped move the Y – and America – forward. Anthony Bowen A former […]

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Five Tips For Getting Your Heart Healthy During American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and with recently published research indicating blood pressure control has worsened in both men an woman since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use this month to get a blood pressure screening and focus on becoming heart healthy. Below are tips for everyone become heart healthy this […]

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National Cancer Prevention Month – Get Moving at Any Age!

According to research,* 4 out of 10 cancer cases in the United States are associated with preventable risk factors. Excess body weight, poor diet and physical inactivity are factors that contribute to increased cancer risk. For National Cancer Prevention Month, the Y believes a healthy lifestyle can start at any age – and we’re here […]

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Out with the old (habits) and in with the new (habits)

The start of the new year is a great time to take a look at all of your current habits. Are there any habits you currently have that can be tweaked, even just a little bit, in order to turn them into healthy habits? We’re happy to share at least four healthy habits you can […]

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Program Tailored to Support People Affected by Cancer The Soundview Family YMCA and the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, are launching LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors. The program will be offered at no cost and is available to adults 18 years or older living with […]

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