You may have heard of self-care, the practice of taking action to preserve one’s mental and or physical health. For National Self-Care Month this September, we’re sharing some ways you can look after yourself.
Make time for something you enjoy
Self-care encompasses taking care of yourself in more ways than nutrition and exercise – it’s about caring for yourself mentally as well as physically. At Integral Senior Living communities, we create space for our residents to enjoy the same activities they always have. Our communities put on programs such as painting nights, flower arranging classes and group outings. Whatever it is that puts a smile on your face, make time for it this month.
Move and exercise regularly
Daily movement plays a lot into your well-being, and those 65 or older need around 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week. Our senior living communities simplify physical activity by offering the Vibrant Life® program. Designed to enhance and enrich residents’ lives through joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors and abundant opportunities, Vibrant Life® offers programs to keep you moving and happy.
Take in the outdoors
Spending time outdoors is known to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Either taking a leisurely walk or sitting in the fresh air is a great way to let the positive effects of the outdoors seep in. Take some moments outside this month in the name of self-care September.