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Water, water everywhere

TapIt helps fulfill multiple objectives, according to Angela Jones, director of health and wellness initiatives at YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. “TapIt is a good way to give people greater access to water, which ultimately encourages people to drink more water. And from an environmental standpoint, this will reduce reliance on plastic bottles,” Jones said.

Countdown to health

This October the YMCA and Oklahoma City-County Health Department are teaming up to bring 5-2-1-0 to Oklahoma. A YMCA program to reduce childhood obesity, 5-2-1-0 stands for five servings of fruit or vegetables, two hours or less of television time, one hour or more of physical exercise, and zero sugary drinks per day. To celebrate

Well and good

Wellness Now was allocated a little more than $3.5 million during the next five years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Community Transformation Grants, said Vicki Monks, Oklahoma City-County Health Department  public information officer. As one of the 61 regions awarded the grant, Oklahoma County will use the money to decrease chronic

Roll call

Many organizations are hosting camps throughout the summer, so finding one that meets your summer schedule is as easy as A-B-C. Here is a sampling: HEY, Y NOT? The YMCA hosts both summer day camps, as well as specialty camps for families searching for either full-day, all-summer solutions or week-long camps. This year’s theme is

An eye for Y

Yousef Khanfar grew up in Kuwait, raised by Palestinian refugees and mute at the age of 6. Concerned, his father took him into the sand dunes with a camera, hoping that if the boy was not willing to communicate with his mouth, perhaps he would with a camera. A lifelong obsession was born. Moving to

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