September is synonymous with back to school, but it’s also Self-Care Awareness Month—and appropriately so as back-to-school stress only amplifies the need for adequate self-care. Whether you’re a parent, student, school administrator, faculty member, or support staff member, you’re likely to feel the stress of a new school year in September.
Caring for yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is essential to maximizing your educational experience. Incorporating wholesome habits into your daily routine can improve your overall wellbeing, helping you show up as the best version of yourself whether you’re teaching or learning.
Furthermore, engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, and increase happiness along with reducing heart disease, stroke, and cancer; it can also help you find meaning in life.
Remember, self-care doesn’t have to be time-consuming, demanding, or complicated. When the school days start to feel long and fitting in moments of self-care feels more stressful than soothing, Wellbeats is here to help you get back to wellness.
With over 1,000 classes for all ages, interests, and abilities, Wellbeats can help you refresh your self-care routine, allowing you to better manage your workload, cope with everyday stress, and bring more energy to your day—both in and out of the classroom. Try one of the following fitness, nutrition, or mindfulness classes to jumpstart your self-care routine.
Being stressed or tired can cause shallow chest breathing and zap energy. In Pick Me Up, Wellbeats instructor Greta W. leads a two-minute breathing technique called Kumbhaka breath. It’s designed to help reduce tension and improve your mental performance and concentration. Try Pick Me Up with Greta W. now.
Save time in the morning with overnight oats! This no-cook oatmeal recipe includes delicious ingredients like cacao nibs, cinnamon, and peanut butter. This meal is designed to keep you fueled and ready to take on the day—even during those hectic mornings. Make overnight oats now. Download the recipe here.
This stretch and recovery class helps increase your range of motion and mobility. It offers the added benefit of decreasing overall muscle soreness. Get ready to feel better with every stretch. Try Full Range Stretch with Jodee T. now.
Take a short break and focus your breath, bringing calm and balance to your mind and body. Try Breathing Check-in with Chance Y. now.
Fiber, healthy fats, and a touch of sweetness…these no-bake bite-sized snacks are the perfect solution for when you need a mid-day snack or when you’re on the go. Give them a try, and don’t be afraid to swap in your favorite flavors. Make No-Bake Protein Energy Bites now. Download the recipe here.
Everyone needs self-care, but self-care looks different for everyone. For some, it may mean incorporating a new fitness routine. For others, self-care could be improving eating habits and cooking skills. Others may find that focusing on mental health, mindfulness practices, and meditation are their best self-care strategies.
At Wellbeats, we believe that wellbeing—and therefore self-care—aren’t just for some; they’re for all. Wellbeats gives people of every age, interest, body type, situation, and ability level the same opportunity to live a healthier life. We’re proud to provide an affordable, accessible, and approachable health and wellness solution that caters to our individual members’ needs and wants with personalized options.
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.