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Day Pass Availability at Dunigan Family Y

February 13, 2017

Due to high facility usage, the Dunigan Family Y currently has restricted Day Pass availability through March 31, 2017. Click here for details »

February 2017 Scripture of the Month

February 1, 2017

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” —  Proverbs 3:5-6

Love Your Family with These Heart Health Tips

February 1, 2017

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the Tri-State’s health, the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana offers the following tips to help families be heart healthy.

  1. Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.
  2. Take a Snooze: Lack of sleep can be associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. Develop bedtime routines for the whole family to assist with falling asleep faster and staying asleep.
  3. Shape Up Those Recipes: Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food without sacrificing tastes. For example, use low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream and skip the seasoning packet and use pepper and olive oil instead. Read food labels to learn more about what is in the package, select foods that have less than 1,000 mg of sodium per serving.
  4. Feeling the Pressure: Per the American Heart Association lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly 1 in 3 adults (about 80 million people) has high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control. Start self-monitoring your blood pressure and know the numbers. Discuss the results with you doctor if needed.
  5. Play Together: Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.

January 5, 2017 Is a Snow Day

January 5, 2017

Our branches will be running on a Snow Day today due to school closings. Group exercise schedules have been modified to include only the following schedules:

DOWNTOWN: 11:45AM BodyPump, 12:15AM Cycle, 5:25PM BodyPump, 5:30PM RPM, 5:30PM Zumba, and 5:30PM Boxing Fitness

DUNIGAN: 12:15PM Warm Yoga, 12:15PM TRX (registration required), 5:30PM Sh’Bam, 5:30PM RPM, 5:30PM BodyAttack, and 5:30PM Warm Power Yoga

January 2017 Scripture of the Month

January 5, 2017

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  —  Psalm 37:4

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