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How VEEP Harnesses Your Body’s Natural Daily Rhythm

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

4 Valuable Tips for Teens Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

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

Join the Y for Free This Spring, April 17-May 8

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

Optimal Gut, Optimal Life: How VEEP Rebalances the Bacteria in Your Gut

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

The 6 Craziest Things Happening at Healthy Kids Day 2017

Here are the wildest and weirdest activities happening at Chicagoland YMCAs during Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, April 29, 2017.

April 11, 2017

5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

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

Don’t Forget: Spring 2 Programs Begin Next Monday!

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

How VEEP Can Help You Overcome the “Time and Energy Problem”

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

Please Help the Y Preserve Funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: A Year-Round Objective

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

Active Green Space

The Active Green Space at the Rauner Family YMCA and McCormick Tribune YMCA aims to impact health and wellness with a focus on childhood obesity

April 01, 2017

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the Y on April 29!

YMCA of Metro Chicago centers across Chicagoland are hosting the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day ®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

March 31, 2017

New Research Shows the Connection Between Poverty, Violence, and Trauma

The Illinois Poverty Report 2017 argues that reducing poverty and treating trauma can disrupt the cycle of violence.

March 31, 2017

Want to Make a Difference in Chicago This Month? Volunteer!

April is National Volunteer Month and Let’s Move! Outside invites you to volunteer your time this spring at our public lands throughout Chicagoland.

March 31, 2017

4 Ways to Prevent Diabetes in Your Family

In honor of American Diabetes Association Alert Day, here are four ways to prevent diabetes in your family — including one you can do right now, in less than a minute!

March 28, 2017

YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase March 2017

Teens from the Pilsen, Little Village, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and South Chicago neighborhoods came together to present their multimedia productions with the community on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Story Squad Showcase at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

March 23, 2017

Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis Introduce New Legislation to Address Childhood Trauma

New Legislation, introduced Monday, March 19, 2017 by Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis, could provide training for people who work closely with children to identify and address trauma. (Chicago Sun-Times)

March 22, 2017

Healing is Prevention: New Bill to Address Child Trauma, Reduce Violence and Poverty

Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis unveiled the Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act on Monday, March 19, 2017. (Chicago Defender)

March 20, 2017

How the YMCA Invented Basketball 126 Years Ago

In between the buzzer beaters this week, take a look at the story of James Naismith and the birth of basketball.

March 16, 2017

Alex Kotlowitz Illustrates the Impact of Violence at the 2nd ‘YMCA Experience’ Event

The award-winning author and journalist visits the YMCA Center to share stories about Chicago youth, teens and communities impacted by violence.

March 13, 2017

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