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Body • Mind • Spirit

Encouragement for Improving Health from the Uniontown Area YMCA

Get Up and Move

by Pam George Our bodies are designed for movement… simple basic movement… walk, run, jump, climb, lift, twist, push, and pull. For babies, walking is pretty basic. We learned this much without much instruction. As a baby we instinctively move our arms and...

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How to Recognize Overstress Symptoms

by Gina Shell A stress reliever for many years for me was running. Nothing beats the fresh crisp air, light drizzle, or even an occasional snowflake.   After a hectic day at school or work, a good run always was the key. A group of 10 to 12 would meet at the YMCA for...

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What shoe should I wear?

by Pam George This question is a question I’m asked quite often as a trainer, and the answer is “it depends.” It depends on what you ask. Let’s take a look at some questions and how their answers help you choose the right shoe. First, what activity do you plan...

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The Suitcase for Runners…

  By Gina Shell   Now that we have covered why rest matters and our key race goals, let’s see what we need to meet our race day goals.  After your mileage build-up, long runs, tapering, and carbo loading, what can you expect as you head to the starting line?...

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Does Weight Training Make You Bulky?

by Pam George There is no need to worry about “bulking up” with reasonable weight training. Let’s look at the body as male and female. The male body typically has more muscle tissue and more testosterone (male hormone). The female body has less muscle tissue and less...

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Key Race Goals…

By Gina Shell Whenever someone would ask what your goal is on race day the most common replies would be to place in my age group or set a PR (personal record).  In one’s first marathon, one might simply reply “finish”.  Our personal goals relate to our particular...

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Why Do We Work Out?

By Pam George Five reasons dominate: Weight loss is the number one reason.  Appearance is a major factor in today’s society. To gain muscle and become lean in the pursuit of a certain physique, i.e. bodybuilder. To become healthy, Doctor’s orders, to combat...

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