Fitness in the Parks Returns

Free yoga, Pilates, Zumba®, kickboxing and other fitness classes presented by Independent Health and the YMCA return to 18 outdoor locations throughout Western New York and online as Fitness in the Parks starts its 10th summer season on June 1. In all, more than 500 classes will

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What’s New at the JCC?

What’s New at the JCC? By Annette Pinder Great things are happening at the JCC. Jim Mahjoubian, Chief Communications Officer at the JCC, has been a television and video producer, a teacher, coach, and mentor. However, Jim says his most rewarding experiences have been creating programs that

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Virtual and Outdoor Events and Resources

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board &

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Get Fit with These Outdoor Fitness Resources!

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do/Great Ideas! Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board

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Bike Riding: An Immune System Booster!

By Shannon Traphagen It’s finally spring, which means there’s no better time to get out your bike and get moving, exploring, and emerging from many of the restrictive behaviors associated with winter. When it comes to bike riding, Professor David Nieman, of Appalachian State University, recommends riding

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Why My Friends and I Joined the JCC

Why My Friends and I Joined the JCC By Annette Pinder   Recently, my friend Nancy suggested that I try a one of the many virtual exercise classes offered by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo (JCC). Nancy’s friend, Enid, had told her about the classes

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How Much Exercise Do You Need to Stay Healthy?

How Much Exercise Do You Need to Stay Healthy? physical activity guidelines for children, adolescents, and adults    Staying healthy is a full-time job. While it might not always prove so easy to exercise or eat right, the benefits of healthy living are undeniable. According to the

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First Night Buffalo 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 10, 2020) – First Night® Buffalo 2021, brought to you by the Independent Health Foundation in partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, will be celebrated virtually for the first time this year. In lieu of a news conference, and in keeping with COVID-19

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Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID

Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID   (BPT) – Seniors are among the most vulnerable demographic groups when it comes to contracting COVID-19. However, SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed for older adults, finds that many are not getting the exercise

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