Where Are Your Deadlifts Going Wrong?

By Emma Hogan The deadlift is a fundamental strength training move that’s hard to beat. But if you want to maximize the benefits you need to know where you could be going wrong – and it all comes down to your elbows. Why we love deadlifts The deadlift is undoubtedly

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Elder Sexual Violence: The Abuse We Can Never Imagine Happening

By C.J. Boggs Bernier According to AARP, there are 76.4 million baby boomers in the U.S and more than 3 million of them are already in their 70’s and 80’s. Many families are transitioning into the sandwich generation, taking care of elderly parents and still caring for children at home. 

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10 Reasons to Get Off the Couch

By Prof. David Cameron Smith Straight out of science, we bring you ten of the best research-backed, age-defying reasons to get moving. 1. Youthful looks: Exercise protects against wrinkles, crows feet and other signs of skin aging. Exercise triggers the release of interleukin 15 (IL-15) which prevents the loss of

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Guard Children’s Health and Wellness Against Spring Allergies

By Linda Boucher, RN Happy spring!  Don’t we all welcome these longer days of sunlight, the green grass, the rebirth of foliage on our trees, and all those lovely flowers in bloom once again?  Of course we do! Well, even if it's not the first thing you associate with spring,

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Dancers: How to Do a Clean Leap

By Cassandra Pagliaruli Although a dancer may think they're doing a perfect leap there are usually some corrections that can be made. They may need to straighten their back leg a little more, or their hips might not be squared off correctly. But a clean and beautiful leap is possible!

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The Health Benefits of Massage

By Jeff Payne Massage therapy is an ancient form of healing that has steadily gained traction and popularity over the years. Although it is often seen as an adjunct treatment for a variety of conditions, massage therapy on its own can be useful for preventing and treating certain conditions. Despite

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Make Time For Your Wellbeing: A Mindfulness Exercise

By Nuriye Rumeli One of the hottest topics these days is whole body person wellness. Often this is followed by the importance of mindfulness. According to professional therapist Johnathan Banks “There is growing evidence that mindfulness can alter the brain and resulting from that, the body and health of regular

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: The Violence Against Women Act

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Job-protected safe leave

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Paid sick leave

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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