Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Reduce Signs of Aging Through a Healthy Diet

access_time May 5, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Ann Agapis, York JCC Life Coach: Who doesn’t want radiant, smooth skin? Although there is no magic pill, what we eat affects our complexion. In conjunction with hydration, sleep, and sunscreen, research shows a healthy diet with specific nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and selenium can reduce the signs the… read more »

7 Snacks That Promote Healthy Sleep Habits

access_time April 22, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Ann Agapis, York JCC Life Coach: Getting the recommended seven (or more) hours of sleep per night can benefit everything from our immune system to our mood. Unfortunately, more than a third of Americans struggle to reach this goal. A healthy diet plays an important role in loading up on the zzz’s.  It is… read more »


access_time April 16, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Danny Amon, JCC Fitness Center & Personal Training Manager THE MYTH: The Protein Window, AKA the “Anabolic” Window THE REALITY: Despite what you may have been told by the average gymbro in the wild, you won’t “lose your gains” if you miss the mythical 30-minute window after exercise where you supposedly *must* consume protein…. read more »

Learn How To Make Falafel

access_time April 15, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

The York JCC had the honor of hosting community member, Vivian (Viv) Lazar in our kitchen this week to demonstrate how to make falafel in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). Viv comes from a line of Chefs throughout the world, and a wealth of knowledge. Check out the recipe and video demonstration below…. read more »

Why I love working at the York JCC

access_time April 14, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Megan Sheely, Lead Classroom Supervisor When I think back on my journey working here at the JCC, I can’t help but think about possibilities.  When I rewind to 10 years ago and think about how scared I was after just losing my job of 13 years, I can’t help but laugh a little because… read more »