The Art of Healthy Living Series

12 weeks to help you develop strategies for taking care of you

What you do today influences your future. Learn how to take care of yourself now to embrace life and grow gracefully, successfully, and with increased longevity.

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Mindset and Goal Setting
A positive attitude affects overall happiness, health, and well-being. A positive attitude can also help you better manage life's transitions and challenges

Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Regular exercise is associated with decreased death and disability from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Make exercise a habit.

Eating Smart
Eating right can help prevent illness and chronic disease while providing you with more energy. Your diet influences cholesterol, blood pressure, and more.

Train Your Brain
A healthy brain is crucial to survival, growth, and everyday successes. Similar to the rest of the body, the brain needs exercise and maintenance to optimize and protect its current and future health. In particular, the brain needs socialization, mental stimulation, physical activity, nutrition, and sleep.

Stress Management
Appropriate stress is healthy and useful, but when stress overwhelms you, it can become distress, causing anxiety, irritability, and a number of health problems. Learning what causes stress and how to manage it in positive ways helps you cope and live a more balanced, healthy life.

Financial Wellness
Good financial management is important whether you earn minimum wage or are a millionaire. With money management and spending plans in place you are more likely to meet your financial goals.

Empower Me to Be Clutter Free
Clutter is a disordered collection of things that impedes movement or reduces effectiveness. There are emotional barriers that often prevents us from letting go of our things. Not letting go can negatively affect our health and finances.

Food Labeling: What's in There, Anyway?
Food packages, labels and marketing claims make it hard to understand how to make an informed decision as a consumer. Learn how to identify primary components of food labeling, interpret marketing label claims, and understand how to make informed food decisions.

Sleep On It: Why Sleep Matters
Sleep has a major impact on overall health and quality of life, including the way you look, feel, and perform on a daily basis. Your bodies need sleep to repair muscles, consolidate memories, and regulate hormones and appetite.

Social Activity
Engaged people are often healthier, happier, less depressed, and demonstrate enhanced brain vitality.  Social activity also improves academic performance, inspires a positive attitude, enhances self-esteem, and reduces the risk of illness and disease.

Taking Time for You
In today's busy world, you juggle multiple priorities and responsibilities and likely make time for others before making time for yourself. But you are important too. Taking time for you is taking care of you, which makes you a better family member, friend, co-worker, caregiver, or leader.
Wrap-up the series and talk about maintaining healthy habits and lifestyle changes made throughout the 12 weeks.