Michiana Family YMCA

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Proudly announcing the upcoming 3-for-3 Triathlon, set for August 26 in South Bend, are the Center for the Homeless, YMCA OF MICHIANA, INC. and the Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center. These three agencies are joining forces to create what is sure to be the highlight of the summer season.

The 3-for-3 triathlon will include the three traditional segments (swim, bike and run), but with a twist. For those who do not consider themselves swimmers or are looking for an new challenge, the option is offered to substitute a kayak for that leg of the race.

MICHIANA FAMILY YMCA is offering a free 8-week training program for registered participants, beginning this week.

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The good news: the weather forecast for Memorial Day Weekend is sunny and warm. No problem planning that barbeque with family and friends. You can count on getting outside for a parade, biking, walking, swimming, boating, gardening -- all the things that make summer fun!

The bad news: exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can have negative long-term side effects.

We want you to be healthy, so here are some fact from the Skin Cancer Foundation to help you enjoy Summer the way it was meant to be: outside!

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We all know that staying active is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. But if we want to lost a bit of winter weight, we have to change what we are eating. In the summer, many of us will plant a vegetable garden -- its a great way to be active and grow healthy food! And many more of us will share in the bounty of those gardens. Here are couple of ideas for getting the most out of your garden this summer:

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.