The Olean Family YMCA is PROUD to be named an Activate America YMCA.


Over the past 25 years, unhealthy behaviors, including physical inactivity and unhealthy eating, have led to an epidemic of obesity and related chronic disease in the United States.

Today, obesity is associated with a series of chronic healthy conditions - including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer, gallbadder disease, arthritis, sleep disturbances and breathing problems - putting the United States in the middle of a serious health crisis and reducing the quality of life for millions of Americans.

In addition to the chronic diseases and health conditions associated with obesity, being obese is also associated with a lower health-related quality of life.

If we fail to curb this obesity epidemic, the youth today will likely have a lower life expectancy than their parents, reversing a trend that has been increasing for nearly two centuries.


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