Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Learn ways to improve your indoor air quality.
Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, so a home environment free of contaminants is important to our health. Below are five things you can do to improve your home's indoor air quality: For more tips on improving your indoor environment, contact Ines Beltran with the Cooperative Extension Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ugagreenway.com. Source: Gwinnett County
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Peachtree Corners facility has plans to plant vegetable seeds and offer hands-on learning opportunities to children for healthy living.
Robert Fowler YMCA is hoping to grow more than vegetables through its new year-round organic garden. The idea behind the project is to plant seeds of healthy living in the lives of our children. "The organic garden will provide children with hands-on learning opportunities to work cooperatively, to grow, nurture and enjoy fresh vegetables and establish health habits," said Mark Thornell, Executive Director of Fowler YMCA. This is a multi-generational garden project. Y kids, staff, members and community volunteers are coming together to garden. And the Y's senior members plan to serve as garden mentors with years of experience to share. "The garden was created with environmental sustainability in mind including composting and …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Peachtree Corners facility offers a host of social, exercise and educational programs.
Healthy living has as much to do with pursuing interests and learning new things, no matter how old you are, as it does with eating healthy and being active. Life is so much more rewarding and fun when we find people and things that inspire us. You are never too old to try new things - whether it's learning a new skill, discovering a new hobby or making new friends! Fowler Y offers a growing array of programs that are social as well as educational. On any given day at our Senior Center you may find groups playing Bridge, Canasta or Scrabble, ladies knitting, or people putting puzzles together. There are monthly cooking demonstrations, guest speakers and you may even find a class or two on - digital photography, computer or pottery lessons…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Children attending Spring Break Camp at the Peachtree Corners facility learn the importance of developing healthy eating habits.
Just because a drink is orange, does that mean it’s orange juice? Kids in Spring Break Camp at Fowler YMCA were entertained by perky veggie and fruit characters from Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre group. The interactive show made learning about the virtues of healthy eating and the benefits of physical activity fun! "We know kids learn best when they are engaged and live theater is a great tool to inspire them to develop lifelong healthy habits," said Keisha Smith, childcare coordinator. Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 17 percent (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These indoor plants help eliminate airborne toxins.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Houseplants are most commonly used to add color and life to homes and offices, but there’s an even better reason for homeowners to stock up on flowers and ferns – to keep their homes healthy. Recent NASA findings under the Clean Air Study have discovered that adding houseplants to indoor environments can reduce pollutants in enclosed areas up to 87 percent in just 24 hours. Pike Nurseries takes the guesswork out of gardening by summarizing the details of the study and offering plant suggestions for homeowners to get started. According to the Clean Air Study, the three most common toxins that are found in homes and offices are benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene (TCE). These pollutants enter our homes through asbestos, chemical …