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We encourage wellness for members and staff. At any time during the day, members and staff are welcome to take a mental health break. Yahara House has a wellness room with mats, weights, a treadmill, a bike, and other equipment.

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The Wellness Room in Yahara House, exercise equipment available during the day to colleagues.

We also have a Wellness Committee that meets weekly to discuss any wellness related topics. Meditation is offered once per week. We have a local membership to the YMCA and staff drives members to the YMCA to work out.

​Ways that Exercise can benefit you!

  1. Brain boost

    1. Increases flow of oxygen to your brain​

    2. Decreases inflammation

    3. Reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia

    4. Boosts creativity and mental energy

    5. Improves memory and learning

    6. Creates new brain cells

  2. Mood stabilization​​​​​

    1. Releases serotonin and dopamine

    2. Decrease depression

    3. Decreased anxiety​

  3. Improved sleep​​

    1. Better quality sleep​

    2. Reduces time it takes to fall asleep​

  4. Body detoxification

  5. Reduces pain

    1. Reduces physical pain​

    2. Raises pain tolerance and decreases pain perception

    3. Improves quality of life

  6. Increases energy levels​
  7. Reduces risk of chronic disease
    1. Such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, high cholesterol, and hypertension​
  8. Strengthens muscles and bones, burns calories

    1. Muscles including your heart and lungs​

    2. Raises metabolism (even when you're done exercising)

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