Show Yourself Some Love and Make Every Day Better

February is the month to practice self-care, especially if you are depended upon to care for others. Learn how you can make every day better at the YMCA.

February is a time to celebrate and learn — and to make every day better, even in small ways. February is American Heart Month.

Here’s something you should know: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., and one person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.

The good news is that heart disease can be prevented and managed with habits almost anyone can practice, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is here to help. Here are four action steps recommended by the CDC:

  • Eating healthy foods and drinking healthy beverages
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Not smoking

It’s so important to maintain a healthy heart. Committing to living a healthier, more active lifestyle is a noble way to honor your loved ones and family because it shows you care enough about them and about yourself to put your health first. And, a healthier lifestyle means a healthier heart — but it’s not as hard as you might think.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit can become your healthy living life partner.

When you become a YMCA member, you gain access to a community committed to supporting you and your family in living a healthier life. The YMCA offers many in-person and virtual exercise opportunities.

This winter — whatever your speed or skill — get your steps comfortably on your local YMCA’s indoor tracks, swim laps in a YMCA pool, enjoy fun and engaging group exercise classes, and workout in a fully-equipped YMCA wellness center loaded with cardio and strength-training machines.

If you need some help getting started or staying on track, a YMCA affordable personal trainer can help you meet your health goals.

The YMCA is open, welcoming, clean and fun. The Y adheres to all CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.

Learn more online about how the Y works to keep you as safe as possible, and as healthy as possible.

Learn how you can make every day better at your local YMCA at

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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