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Our Areas of Focus
Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Healthy Living: In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

What Is Good
Emotional Health?

Spiritual
Health

People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships.

However, many things that happen in your life can disrupt your emotional health and lead to strong feelings of sadness, stress or anxiety. Good changes can be just as stressful as bad changes.

Sorting out the causes of sadness, stress and anxiety in your life can help you manage your emotional health. The following are some other helpful tips:

  • Express your feelings in appropriate ways
  • Live a balanced life.
  • Develop resilience.
  • Calm your mind and body.
  • Take care of yourself.

 

Increased physical activity can lead to a longer life and improved health. Exercise helps prevent heart disease and many other health problems. Exercise builds strength, gives you more energy and can help you reduce stress. It is also a good way to curb your appetite and burn calories.

  • Reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity
  • Keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible, which makes it easier to move around
  • Reduces some of the effects of aging
  • Contributes to your mental well-being and helps treat depression
  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety
  • Increases your energy and endurance
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Helps you maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories)

The body, mind and spirit are connected. The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the health of the others. Improving your spiritual health may not cure an illness, but it may help you feel better, prevent some health problems and help you cope with illness, stress or death.

  • Identify the things in your life that give you a sense of
    inner peace, comfort, strength, love and connection.
  • Set aside time every day to do the things that help
    you spiritually. These may include doing community
    service or volunteer work, praying, meditating,
    singing devotional songs, reading inspirational books,
    taking nature walks, having quiet time for thinking,
    doing yoga, playing a sport or attending religious services.

 

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Our Mission Statement: "To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit for all."

 


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