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August is National Wellness Month: Are You Practicing Wellness?


Before the month is completely over, we must acknowledge National Wellness Month. This is something that is particularly dear to Holistic Care Physicians and other care givers as we seem to be the gatekeepers to education on complete wellness. National Wellness Month is an observance that takes place in the United States every August. It is a month dedicated to promoting and raising awareness about overall well-being, healthy lifestyle choices, self-care, and various practices that contribute to improving physical, mental, and emotional health. The goal of National Wellness Month is to encourage individuals to make positive changes in their lives that can lead to long-term improvements in their overall health and quality of life.

Throughout the month of August, many organizations, health professionals, and wellness advocates come together to offer educational resources, events, workshops, and activities that focus on different aspects of well-being. These can include:

  1. Physical Wellness: Activities that promote physical health, such as exercise, proper nutrition, regular check-ups, and staying hydrated. ( see prior entry about dehydration)

  2. Mental Wellness: Resources and practices that support mental health, including stress management techniques, mindfulness, meditation, and seeking professional help if needed.

  3. Emotional Wellness: Encouraging emotional well-being through activities that help individuals understand and manage their emotions, build resilience, and maintain healthy relationships.

  4. Social Wellness: Promoting healthy social interactions, connections, and building a supportive network of friends and family.

  5. Spiritual Wellness: Exploring practices that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to something greater than oneself.

  6. Intellectual Wellness: Engaging in activities that stimulate mental growth and creativity, such as learning new skills, reading, and problem-solving.

  7. Occupational Wellness: Focusing on well-being in the workplace, including work-life balance, job satisfaction, and career development.

  8. Environmental Wellness: Raising awareness about the importance of taking care of the environment and how it can impact overall wellness.

Throughout National Wellness Month, individuals are encouraged to set wellness goals, try new healthy habits, and engage in activities that align with the different dimensions of wellness. It's a time to reflect on one's current habits and make positive changes that contribute to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Keep in mind that National Wellness Month is primarily observed in the United States, but the concepts and practices it promotes are relevant to people all around the world who are interested in improving their well-being.

How is Jade Orchid Wellness involved?

  1. YOGA!! In partnership with The Lombard Historical Society, we have been having yoga classes every Saturday at 9AM. We have had a great outcome with the turn out. This Saturday (8/26) will be our last class ending our summer series. Time for education and health. If you missed our events section on our home page, it is a clickable link in order to sign up for class.

  2. Have you seen our YouTube page? We just launched one with old videos of when I was just an ND student up to some knowledge nuggets. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cmHETD1ja8GtBHBCx3zfQ

  3. Jade Orchid Wellness has an Instagram page loaded with knowledgeable facts. Our own doctor is linked to that page and will add some of her healthy recipes. You can also go there for sales on supplements, lab testing, and notifications on closings and events.

  4. FACEBOOK!!! We have facebook pages that will keep you in the know on your health and wellness.

We will continue to add more to the schedule as time goes on but this is just year one. Year two will be much more promising with more lectures, talks, events, and ways to let you get more in touch with you to achieve wellness. Enjoy the rest of August and either come to our office to see how we can help you with your wellness goals or head to a natural or holistic practitioner for assistance. If you think you are good without one - you may be wrong.


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