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Be Well!

 Wellness Week

By Brittany McCormick, Prevention Specialist

This week is National Wellness Week. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration began this awareness two years ago in conjunction with National Recovery Month in an effort to help people lead healthier lives. During this week it is important to reflect on wellness and what that means for you. Wellness includes one’s mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, social, and spiritual health. Since all of these characteristics are interconnected, problems in one area can effect another, or all aspects of health. Some suggestions to helping improve the quality of life would be selecting healthy food options, developing strong relationships, and exercising often, and integrating these into your everyday life. When making these changes understand that it is essential to make healthy modifications to both your mental and physical health. Take time this week to plan and taste new healthy recipes for meals you already love, schedule a visit for an annual check-up, or quit a bad habit, because there is no better time than now.  Make your health a priority this week!