July is Social Wellness Month, a time to nurture relationships and grow our capacity to bond with others. Celebrate Social Wellness Month with Wellbeats and stay healthy together! Schedule classes to take with others, chat with others before, during, and after scheduled classes, or invite friends and family to use Wellbeats with you.
Benefits of Social Wellness
Having a strong social support network made up of family, friends, or coworkers is an important part of overall wellbeing as fostering lasting relationships with others helps provide comfort in times of stress and shared joy in times of pleasure. According to the Mayo Clinic, the benefits of a strong social network include the following:
- Improved ability to cope with stressful situations
- Alleviated effects of emotional distress
- Promotion of lifelong good mental health
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Lowered cardiovascular risks, such as lowering blood pressure
- Promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors
- Encouraged adherence to a treatment plan
To experience the benefits of social wellness, build genuine connections and foster healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships.
Boost Social Wellness with Wellbeats
The National Institutes of Health advises that positive social habits can help you build support systems and stay healthier both mentally and physically; consider incorporating the following six strategies for improving your social health in recognition of Social Wellness Month:
- Make connections.
- Take care of yourself while caring for others.
- Get active together.
- Bond with your kids.
- Build healthy relationships.
- Shape your family’s health habits.
Wellbeats has three features specifically designed to help boost social wellness while encouraging members to connect with one another, share encouragement, and celebrate progress all while growing stronger and healthier together.
Wellbeats’ Scheduling Feature
Create a community of support, motivation, and accountability by taking Wellbeats classes together. It’s now easier than ever to connect with your fellow Wellbeats members and play classes together—no matter where you are. By scheduling a Wellbeats class and inviting others to join you, you can play classes with others in real-time without ever leaving your home.
Wellbeats’ Virtual Room Feature
Wellbeats recreates the sense of community often felt in group fitness classes by augmenting the social class experience with interactive chat. Wellbeats’ virtual room allows members who are invited to a class to interact before class in a virtual lobby, during the class in an adjacent chat window (portal only), and after class, where they also see a list of recommended classes.
Wellbeats’ Friends and Family Feature
With Wellbeats’ Friends and Family Feature, members can invite up to five others—whether a spouse, friend, family member, or neighbor—to stay healthy together with Wellbeats. Invitees receive the same unlimited access to all Wellbeats classes and programs. Combined with Wellbeats’ social features, members can create a community of support, motivation, and accountability while being healthy together. In fact, members play 2–3.5 times as many classes and class minutes after inviting friends and family to Wellbeats.
About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.