Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Wellness at the Y
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
Nutrition tip for the week from our Registered Dietitian Candice!
Eat Seafood two (2) times per week. Seafood, including shellfish, can be a great contribution to our diets. Seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids and can aid in preventing heart disease. Remember to keep it healthy by watching portions and using healthy cooking methods such as baking, broiling, or grilling.
Exercise tip for the week from our Healthy Living Coordinator Ashley!
Exercise to improve your mood! Ever wonder why you feel better after you work out? Maybe you feel like you have more energy after you get in that run or baskeball game? This is because a chemical called serotonin is released when you exercise. Serotonin is a chemical that influences your mood and is affected by external influences such as a person's diet, exercise, and even sunlight. High levels of seotonin cause an elevated mood, while low levels are associated with depression. So don't forget to exercise to stay healthy AND happy!