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Part 2: Keeping Wellness Goals for the Whole Year: Debi’s Discoveries from 2017

Debi’s Discoveries from 2017   Hints, Helps and Insights   Debi began by weight loss by: Cutting her usual portions in half Eliminating most processed food. She traded chips and other “junk food” for fresh apples, squash and brussels sprouts. She also added chicken and fish, other seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Counting out serving

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Following a Doctor’s Advice Improves Mary’s Health and Wellness:

A Rusty Hinge Water Exercise Success Story Mary kept a regular exercise routine on the treadmill at her home. She experiencing enough episodes of feeling off-balanced to start using a walker. She also periodically suffered hand tremors so intense she could not hold her fork. Her concern for a serious illness, like Parkinson Disease, sent

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Sandy’s YMCA Story of Gratitude

With a smile that could brighten the dreariest day in Broome County, Sandy repeated again and again, “Thank you God” as she retold her story. She began with an event she faced exactly a year ago: On July 17, 2016, Sandy said she suffered massive trauma in an auto accident. Then she thanked God her

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YMCA Lap Swimmer, Len S. Reaches 6,000 Milestone!

Len, a YMCA of Broome County lap swimmer, hit his 6,000 mile on May 17, 2017 at the Binghamton pool. To put the distance in perspective, one of the southern most points of South America; Comodoro, Argentina is 6,106.72 miles from Binghamton, as the crow flies. Likewise, traveling east, Jerusalem, Israel is 5,723.11 miles. Len

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Friends, Laughter and Early Morning Water Workouts

Being a YMCA Member is Very Good Betty started in YMCA Water Fitness programs on and off again 20 years ago. She attended a 7pm class with her sister. They earned special notoriety for changing out of their swimsuits into their pjs before they left the Y for home. Since Betty retired 6 years ago,

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The Great Lakes Challenge: A Healthy Prep for Summer

The YMCA of Broome values each opportunity to partner with members in their wellness journey. Periodically, the YMCA of Broome offers special challenges to our Y community to promote comradery, fun and success in setting and achieving fitness goals. On March 6th, the YMCA of Broome County launched The Great Lakes Challenge “as a great

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BJ’s Glowing 6 Month YMCA Progress Report

BJ held tightly to her cane and kept her head down as she shuffled across the pool deck for her first Rusty Hinges class at the West YMCA six months ago. Painful Fibromyalgia crippled her knees so badly she could barely lift her feet. It also severely limited the range of motion in her arms.

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Jeanette’s YMCA Weight Loss and Healthy Living Story

Jeanette returned to the West YMCA in April after a 5 year absence. She smiled the biggest smile because when she saw the staff and members. She felt like she was home, again! Once she got in the familiar Y pool, she worked harder than she had ever worked. Jeanette regularly attended water fitness classes

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Following Doctor’s Recommendations:
62 Year Old Overcomes Fear and Learns to Swim

62 year old Wendy worked hard as a caring veterinarian in a busy practice. In all her years, she never learned to swim and never intended to until her doctor recommended she look into swimming to maintain mobility and strength in her shoulder as she recovered from surgery. She checked into private lessons at the

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Julia’s YMCA Water Fitness Story of Great Pain to Great Gain

For 40 years, Julia’s active lifestyle included Pilates and tennis until she started experiencing pain in her hip and knees. The slight woman visited a rheumatologist who sent her for X-rays. When those tests didn’t show a problem, her son, who is a radiologist, encouraged her to request an MRI. By this time, Julia’s pain

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