March 13, 2017
Summer break can mean many things for different kids and families. At the Y, summer means Camp time—a positive, fun-filled spin on long days, which influences spirit, mind and body.
December 26, 2016
January. New Year’s Resolutions. A fresh start. Maybe lose a couple of pounds?
It seems very natural for January 1st to evoke a desire in many to “change their life.” It’s a fresh start and a time to hit the reset button in your journey toward living healthier. The Kingsport Y is here to provide tools to help you kick off your year in a way that fits you best. (Of course, every day at the Y is suitable for a reset if you need to start over!)
November 11, 2016
Odds are everyone has at least one friend with prediabetes or diabetes, a disease that produces more than $245 billion in medical costs in the United States each year. Currently, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes yet only about 9 million know they have it. While diabetes has no cure, prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition. Did you hear that? Prediabetes may be reversible; diabetes has no cure. Studies have shown that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by making some lifestyle changes.
July 16, 2016
Summer is already almost over, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your kids might need to be in the afternoons during the school year! As the short summer comes to a close, parents often find themselves looking for a safe, engaging, and fun option for their kids during those after school hours. At Y Afterschool, kids have the opportunity to experience physical and engaging activities that encourage them to make friends, have fun, and get active!