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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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NEWS UPDATE: South Bend Tribune reports that Jim Milliken earned five gold medals competing in the first Buckeye Wheelchair Games on April 27-29, 2012, at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

To read more about Jim's story: here's a blog post from last September.

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.
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