The Henry county YMCA has a long-standing dedication to providing programs and services that build health of spirit, mind, and body for all. At no time in history have the needs for the programs and services provided by the Henry County YMCA been greater. In an effort to better explain the importance of the YMCA, we invite you to consider the following fact:
- 2/3 of American adults are either obese or overweight
- Nearly 1 in 3 children are now overweight
- Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 3 decades
- The youngest generation is on track for the first time in our nation's history to have a shorter lifespan then their parents.
According to the World Health Organization, there is clear evidence that youth participating in competitive sports programs are more likely to eat healthier and be of lower weight.