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As you visit with family members both near and far in these last days of the year, now is the perfect time to chat about your family’s health history. Collecting and organizing this information can be critical to the health care of you and your children.

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Most people already know that ample hydration in summer’s heat is important, but continuing to drink enough water when the weather cools off is a different story. Beyond drinking enough water, it is important to remain actionable toward keeping our water supplies clean as the Fall moves in and the summer exits.

May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Austin offers the following tips to encourage older adults to live healthier lives.  

The start of Spring has to be the happiest time of the year. The days are longer, brighter, and warmer. We find ourselves opening the windows, turning the fans on, and keeping the doors open. We’re outside more, we work on the house and we get ready for summer. Everyone seems to have smiles on their faces.

With busy schedules and extra-curricular activities, cultivating healthy habits for your family can seem overwhelming. These 5 habits are easy for any family to implement, and they each contribute to a happier, healthier family.

New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone, but your family’s health and safety is always important. So here are five things you can do right now to get the New Year off to a great start.

December means parties, travel and close contact with lots of friends, relatives and neighbors. These are good times, but they’re also a great opportunity for germs to spread. When you open the door to guests, don’t let an uninvited illness sneak in as well. Here are some healthy habits to start now and continue throughout 2018.

There are many great classes and at the YMCA that will get your heart rate racing and your muscles moving. It is important to make sure that you are recovering from those workouts properly. You can do that through a post-workout meal. These meals help restore the energy and broken-down muscles you used during your workout so you can quickly adapt to the exercises you are doing!

Step away from the pop tart and inject your mornings with a lot of nutrition and a little fun.

You may not be doing the right things to protect your children from sun damage. As many as 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.