This week's theme is RESET.

"Make your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."

Neslon Mandela
Today's Advice
Don't let "doing this challenge on my own" stop you from achieving your goals. Strong Lives across the country will share their RESET journeys, wins, struggles and hopes. Don't miss out on the KEY to your success: teamwork.

New virtual accountability groups have formed to connect RESET participants with others seeking support. Learn more in the above video.

Click below to register or visit the

REFRESH by eating well
Goals during this challenge include:

  • “Eat the rainbow” to get a variety of nutrients
  • Minimum 2-3 fruit and veggie servings
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water daily
  • Shop fresh, avoid processed food (no take out)

What is in it for you?
● One orange boosts the immune system with over a day’s worth of vitamin C
● Citrus fruits like the clementine, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and ugli fruit may lower the risk for mouth, throat and stomach cancers

Produce Tips
● Choose citrus fruits that have shiny skin and are heavy for their size
● Store citrus fruit at room temperature or in the refrigerator without a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks

Serving Ideas
● Pack a clementine or tangerine for lunch – both peel very easily
● Add mandarin orange sections, sliced red onions and almonds to baby spinach
● Sprinkle a grapefruit with brown sugar and bake or broil for a breakfast treat or dessert

Fun Facts
● Oranges got their name from an ancient Southeast Asian word that means “fruit”
● 25 billion pounds of oranges are produced in California and Florida each year
● Grapefruit got its name from the way it grows on the tree - in clusters like grapes

Click the links below and learn more from our friends at WellSpan Community Health:

Orange You Glad You Joined the RESET Challenge?
Learn from our team!
Workout with Us!
Daily at 5:30 pm

Check out our Premieres on YouTube! Each evening at 5:30 pm, a new video is released. Can't make it at 5:30? No problem! These videos are saved to our playlists and you can access them at your convenience.

New videos this week:
Wednesday 2-10: Slow Flow with Cori

Yoga Practice:
Build strength, develop power, increase range of motion, detoxify organs, release stress and improve sleep.
Try a chair based class with Merrilee or a vinyasa (flow) practice with Craig and his Eastern Branch Crew or Cori by clicking the photos below.

Yoga videos can be found on our YouTube channel at the following link:

Music to Motivate!

by W. Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA Executive Director, Erin Ferro. Tune in and have a fun workout!

Around the Community!
We and our kiddos are so lucky to have such generous supporters in our community. Thank you to the York County Community Foundation, United Way of York County, the PNC Foundation, HR Pharmaceuticals, the Donley Foundation, Living Word Church, and everyone else who gave to our EduCare program. Because of all of you, we were able to purchase new vans to keep our kiddos safe as they go to and from the program!
Stay tuned for pictures of the kiddos using the vans!
A Compassionate Life
by Joe Kirkenir,
Director of Development and Communications,
YMCA of York and York County and the Lancaster Family YMCA

Matthew 25: 34-40 NRSV

 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?  And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 

 It’s really easy to be nice to people we like or think are important. Who hasn’t gone the extra mile for their boss, significant other, cute puppy, best friend, or family member? It’s not as easy to be nice to people we don’t like or who we’re conditioned not to think are important. 

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