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Coronavirus Update

Y Facilities Are Temporarily Closed Due to the statewide mandates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all Y facilities are closed until further notice, except for those providing child care to essential workers or other needed ...

By: Greg Albers | Jun 01, 2020

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Y Staff Story: My Conversation with Maureen

Sussex County YMCA Wellness Director shares her inspirational phone call with a senior member during the pandemic.

By: Alma Dhuyvetter | May 21, 2020

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6 Ways to Support Young Women's Wellness

Here are some ways adults can help young women they know lead healthier lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | Mar 06, 2020

Healthy Living

5 Tips for Heart Healthy Families

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges offers these tips to help families be heart healthy.

By: Mollie Shauger | Feb 03, 2020

Healthy Living

Top Ten Reasons to Join the YMCA

If you’re looking for a community membership that comes with educational classes, competitive adult sports leagues, and personal training, then the YMCA’s in New Jersey has everything you need and more.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 06, 2020

Healthy Living

Want to Eat More Healthy? 10 Ideas to Start

Here are some ways to start making better food choices, with tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 30, 2019

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How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

If you’ve set out to improve your physical fitness and well-being, you probably know it’s not a small feat. Finding motivation and time can be challenging.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 20, 2019

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Did You Know About These 6 Ways Families Can Enjoy the Y?

Beyond child care, fitness and swim lessons, the YMCA provides a place for the whole family to enjoy time together while improving their health and well-being.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 21, 2019

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5 Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Here are some tips to be more mindful of what you’re eating during the holiday season.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 19, 2019

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How to Inspire Kids to Eat Healthier

Conscious, healthy eating habits should start in the home so children can make informed decisions about their diet on their own. Here, we will help parents understand ways in which they can inspire their kids to eat healthier.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 17, 2019

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Tips for Building Healthy Family Habits

The YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 07, 2019

Healthy Living

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Change in Seasons

The change in temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight that come with the colder months can make it difficult to maintain routines of getting outside and exercising. 

By: Mollie | Oct 04, 2019

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How to Create a Routine and Stick to It

In today’s busy world, routines can help families who are juggling work, school, after-school activities and the needs at home. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

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A Growing West Essex YMCA Wins Top Recognition

Impressive growth in enrollment, programs, and charitable contributions earned the West Essex YMCA the title of Branch of the Year for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.

By: News and blog | May 03, 2019