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National Wellness Month

Did you know that August is National Wellness Month? It's the perfect time for self-care, mental health awareness, healthy fitness routines, stress management programs and to achieve fitness goals. We live in a world full of stress. Stress is unavoidable and everyone faces it. A person might be stressed out due to work deadlines or they might be upset and angry because of a small fight with their friend.

Moreover, stress can worsen your mental health . When a person is stressed, there is a continued activation of stress response that causes wear and tear on the body. There will be a change in the mental, physical and emotional well-being. Some of the changes that occur:

  • Sleep pattern
  • Appetite loss
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic depression arises

Developing a healthy approach to reduce stress can improve health-related issues. Once you have found the ways to tackle stress, you can experiment with your plan of action.

We all know that poor nutrition, sleep cycle and unhealthy lifestyle weakens our immune system. According to research, practicing wellness helps in managing stress and overcoming depression. Try out something new every day to uplift your mood. If you teach self-care habits every day and indulge in wellness programs, it will impact your health in many ways and increase positive thinking. Practicing self-care has a lot of advantages:

  • Improvement of mental health issues
  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Recovery from a sports injury

Here are some ways you can celebrate National Wellness Month:

  • Find the triggers and accept them
  • Practice mindfulness meditation
  • Become active and move around
  • Engage yourself in hobbies
  • Get enough sleep
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Reach out to your loved ones and express your feelings

There are many ways in which you can celebrate National Wellness Month. It is a perfect opportunity to re-focus on yourself and start a healthy fitness routine. It could be waking up early in the morning and then going for a long run or doing yoga.

To access the full article on how to participate during National Wellness Month, click here.

In partnership with the YMCA, Hally Health focuses on a variety of topics aimed at people of any age or fitness level who want to stay healthy and active. Try this Kickboxing workout that’s sure to get your heart pumping. To view all our YMCA partnership fitness videos throughout the month, please visit or

Useful links:

  1. Four Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month - NJ's Top Orthopedic Spine & Pain Management Center (
  2. 5 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month - Project Pneuma
  3. Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity - Mayo Clinic