A recent study suggests that children who are active for a certain amount for time can avoid billions in future medical costs. (Johns Hopkins)
May 03, 2017
Kid-friendly activities taught children about healthy choices at the Kroehler Family YMCA on Saturday 29, 2017. (Naperville Sun)
May 02, 2017
See what happened at Healthy Kids Day throughout Chicago in these photos.
May 02, 2017
Summer is only four weeks away, and the Y is here to help your family have the best summer ever with sports, swimming, arts, fitness and family programs for all ages and ability levels.
May 01, 2017
Position your child for educational success and prevent summer “brain drain” by staying busy with these fun and engaging activities!
April 29, 2017
Save lives by monitoring children around water
April 28, 2017
Instead of tracking units of energy like calories, VEEP teaches you how to read the signals of the food you eat and plan your meals accordingly.
April 26, 2017
Early June is the start of YMCA summer day camp season, and registration is now open. Whether you're looking for a traditional day camp experience, or a specialty sports, STEM, arts or travel-based camp, the Y has an option for you.
April 25, 2017
Check out this list of Earth Day activities throughout the Chicagoland area.
April 21, 2017
This spring and summer, the YMCA of Metro Chicago offers various ways for children to get out and enjoy nature.
April 20, 2017
In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses a non-time-intensive way to harness your body's natural daily rhythm and burn more fat.
April 19, 2017
The YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Director of Volunteerism Linda Dean offers up some tips for teens searching for opportunities to volunteer their skills and time.
April 18, 2017
Take advantage of this limited-time-only $0 joiner offer today, save up to 50% off most programs and get advanced registration privileges for the upcoming summer sessions.
April 17, 2017
In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses a non-time-intensive way to get lean and live longer: rebalancing the kinds of bacteria in your gut.
April 12, 2017
Here are the wildest and weirdest activities happening at Chicagoland YMCAs during Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, April 29, 2017.
April 11, 2017
More than 300 million people in the world are currently living with depression, a mental health condition brought on by various factors such as loneliness or illness that can impair the day-to-day living of individuals and cause fatigue, stress, low motivation and anxiety.
April 07, 2017
Register now for exciting new fitness and nutrition options, Deep Water Cadence Running, sports, swimming, and much more! Spring 2 programs start Monday, April 10.
April 06, 2017
In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses how to overcome the most common barrier to getting and staying healthy: time and energy.
April 05, 2017
Learn about the impact the Y’s Community Schools Initiative (Y-CSI) is making with funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
April 04, 2017
April 3-7, 2017 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Learn about some of the ways the YMCA of Metro Chicago works with youth to reduce violence in the city.
April 03, 2017