Exercise Makes You Smarter

By Margo White We used to think that if you wanted to grow your brain you learned a musical instrument or another language. But, as renowned neuropsychiatrist John Ratey explains, the science now shows conclusively that being fit is as good for your mind as your muscles. What exactly do we

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Fun For Everyone at the Fall Family Festival

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain's Fall Family Festival will be back again this year with great family-friendly activities to welcome in the fall season. In addition to pumpkin painting, sing-a-longs, a photo booth, dance performances, face painting and seasonal crafts, there will be local farm fresh food!  Community Wellness Director

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Six Reasons to Love Cycling

By Rebecca Lambert Cycling may conjure up images of tight outfits and packs of riders training outdoors, but that’s not the whole picture. Indoor cycling can get you the same impressive results. Those killer legs you’ve noticed pumping at the pedals can be yours. A cycling class combines a range

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How I Let Love Lead the Way On My Weight Loss Journey

By Heather Labbe I knew I was about 75 pounds overweight, but coming face to face with it in the three-way mirrors of the Lord & Taylor dressing room 12 years ago still caught be by surprise.  At first, I honestly thought someone else had come into the dressing room

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Workout Buddies for Life! Tag your #WorkoutBuddy

By Valerie Rodino Everyone struggles at some point with motivation to go to the gym.  Your intentions are there, but you just can’t seem to stay consistent.  I have no problem breaking a gym date with myself.  I hold degrees in both Exercise Science and Public Health, and I’ve been

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