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News & Upcoming Events

Help Prevent Heart Disease During Heart Health Month

February is heart awareness month, and the YMCA is encouraging all Simcoe/Muskoka residents to learn their risk for heart disease, and to take preventive steps to help reduce their chances of developing the disease.    According to Health Canada, heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death […]

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4 Tips to Develop Young Leaders

There are many reasons why developing youth leadership skills at a young age is important – it builds confidence, perseverance, problem-solving and communication skills, to name a few. While leadership skills can come naturally, children and youth often learn lessons through life experiences that significantly impact them later in life. Here are some ways you […]

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Healthy Living Made Easy

Written by Joel Seymour, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Healthy Hearts Specialist I often hear people reminisce about the ‘good old days’.  Often times, they remember those days through rose-colored glasses.  When you speak to them, you become convinced that everything today is on a downward spiral. Well, maybe that’s not quite true.  Are there some things […]

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7 Common Fitness Myths

By Joel Seymour, Healthy Hearts Specialist, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka It’s back to school and for many that means back to routine! The fall is a great time to reassess your workout schedule and get back on track. Here are 7 common fitness myths, debunked! Myth #1: Muscle weighs more than Fat One pound of muscle […]

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