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Summer at Moon Drop! 5 Pillars of Health & Wellness

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Prioritizing our well-being involves focusing on the five pillars of health: nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress-relief, and connections. Each pillar plays a unique and essential role in maintaining a healthy mind and body. First and foremost, nutrition fuels our bodies and provides the necessary nutrients for optimal functioning. A well-balanced diet promotes proper growth, repair, and immune function. It also reduces the risk of chronic diseases and enhances our energy levels. Exercise is another crucial pillar that benefits both physical and mental health. Consistent physical activity improves heart health, strengthens muscles and bones, helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces the risk of various health conditions, and boosts mood by releasing endorphins. Sleep is often overlooked but is equally important for overall well-being. Sufficient, high-quality sleep allows our bodies to repair and recharge, promoting cognitive function, emotional well-being and immune system strength. Did you know that a 1-hour yoga nidra practice is equivalent to close to 4 hours of sleep? Check the schedule for our monthly yoga nidra class. Chronic stress can lead to numerous physical and mental problems. Seeking out stress-relieving activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or pursuing your passion can help reduce stress and improve mental clarity. Lastly, the pillar of connections emphasizes the significance of social interactions and relationships. Positive connections with family, friends, and community members provide emotional support, foster a sense of belonging, and contribute to overall happiness. Check out our support groups, book club, and special events. We cannot wait to connect with you! Investing in these pillars paves the way for a happier, healthier, more resilient self. Check back here each week as I dive deeper into the 5 pillars of health. Kelsey Jones Certified Yoga Instructor, Registered Dietetic Technician

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