As a health organization, we know wellness is a priority and you told us leading by example is the right thing to do.
Throughout 2018, the 'What's your balance?' wellness initiative created a number of opportunities for Albertans to find a healthy balance, and share their stories. It's not too late to download the wellness scorecard.
Over the last year we’ve journeyed through how to maintain a healthy balance in our daily lives. We added some creativity with eating healthy, got loud about mental wellness (and cuddles from our four-legged friends), took time to get physically active in our communities, and explored how to better manage our sleep and fatigue.
We encourage you to reflect on all you’ve accomplished in your 2018 wellness journey and start 2019 off right with a goal for continued health and wellness!
We’ve covered a lot of ground – so this month, join us as we look back over the past year with our top wellness tips through the 12 Days of Balance.
Be sure to share a photo of your favourite wellness activity from 2018 by tagging #AHSwhatsyourbalance and #12daysofbalance on social media.
Featured wellness posts:
February – March
Healthy eating emphasizes healthy food choices, variety and portion sizes. A healthy eating environment makes it easier for you to eat well and maintain healthy eating habits. There are many benefits to eating well, such as better overall health and lowering your risk of chronic diseases.
April – June
Mental wellness is your ability to feel good and function well on a day-to-day basis. It can take many different forms and vary from person to person. Positive mental health is an important part of managing your stress and feeling balanced overall.
July – September
Physical activity is more than just exercise – it is any type of movement produced by your muscles that uses energy. Being active is a simple way to improve strength, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and improve your mood.
October – November
Sleep is an important part of managing your fatigue. Fatigue is a state of feeling physically or mentally tired or exhausted. The amount of sleep each person needs to feel balanced varies, but getting regular and restful sleep can help you combat feelings of tiredness and improve alertness.