Relieve Stress at the Y

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A troubling new report from the American Psychological Association finds that Americans are, not surprisingly, more stressed than ever before. The grief and uncertainty of the pandemic, racial injustice, and civil unrest have combined with everyday concerns to multiply our health concerns.

Of the adults surveyed by the APA,

  • 61% reported undesired weight changes during the pandemic
  • 42% of those whose weight increased gained an average of 29 pounds
  • Two out of three said their sleep has been affected
  • Nearly half have delayed or canceled healthcare
  • 23% reported drinking more alcohol to cope with stress
  • More than half said they have been less physically active

Prolonged stress has a serious impact on mental and physical health. The good news is that you can take steps to reverse the negative effects of stress, and the Y is here to help.

Our caring, supportive staff can help you set wellness goals, meet an accountability buddy, develop healthy habits, stay connected to community, build emotional resilience, and gain access to nutritious food.

The Y offers group exercise classes and workout options for every fitness level in a supportive, inclusive environment. Our youth programs, including childcare, sports, and swim lessons, help children thrive. We also reach out into the community with free healthy food, classes to help manage and prevent diabetes, and support for people with cancer, arthritis, and Parkinson’s.

Financial assistance is available for all Y programs thanks to generous community donations. We are here for all, always.