Set New Year's Resolutions That Strengthen Your Life and Community
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • 2:10pm
The New Year is a time for new beginnings! Positive changes that promote healthy living and social responsibility strengthen individuals and communities. The Madison Area YMCA recommends thoughtful resolutions to begin a happy, healthy, positive 2013:
Live Healthier – Achieve better health and well-being by taking small steps. Eat nutritious foods and engage in physical active each day – experts recommend 30 minutes of daily physical activity for adults and 60 minutes for kids. Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines (i.e., take stairs instead of elevators, walk rather than drive). The Madison Area YMCA offers a full range of exercise equipment, a weight room, group fitness classes, personal training and nutrition counseling. For more information, visit www.madisonareaymca.org.
Volunteer – Doing good feels good. Volunteer opportunities provide a chance to meet people and develop new relationships. Best of all, giving back benefits everyone involved. Clean a neighborhood park, distribute food at a local food bank or find another enjoyable activity in the community. For volunteer opportunities at the Madison Area YMCA, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Carey Ahsler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn Something New – Step out of your comfort zone, have fun and grow by exploring personal interests. Strengthen your mind, body or spirit by trying something new. Is there a swimming, Zumba or Yoga class you’ve always wanted to take? Sign up! Find opportunities at the Madison Area YMCA.
Spend Time with Family and Friends – Socialize. It’s good for your well-being. Spending time with people you care about strengthens meaningful relationships. Carve out time each month to connect with family and friends. It’s also helpful to have people you can reach out to during times of need. Get involved with community organizations such as the Madison Area YMCA.