International Self-Care Day on July 24th
International Self-Care on July 24th, by Keith Jenkins
"In the United States, 80 percent of illness is thought to be preventable, including eight of the nine leading causes of death (PreventDisease.com). How we eat, how much we exercise, our addictions, our stress levels, our environment, how we relate to others – we know that these and many other factors influence how we feel. The challenge is not in knowing how we ‘ought’ to do things but in making the transition from knowledge to practice." (1)
This month we will highlight a topic on Self-Care every week. On International Self-Care Day we will meet for tai-chi, hand reflexology and breathing exercises at the Tecolote Park and at the Mission Hills Park. To close out the day, you are invited to an evening coffee/tea klatch. Stay tuned for an update this coming Monday, July 9th that will share location and times for the event on July 24th
I hope you had a wonderful Independence holiday and welcome to your Summer 2018!
1) Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health. "Self-Awareness and Self-Care". http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/aware-medicine/self/. Retrieved: July 5, 2018