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September is Self-Care Awareness Month

September is Self-Care Awareness Month

Sep 01 2022

Try something new for Self-Care Awareness Month with wellness classes and free workshops! If you’re not already making time for self-care, now is the perfect time to start. Join a drop-in group fitness class to connect with new friends, feed your creative spirit with an art class, or enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings at your favorite park or trail.

Numerous studies have shown the benefits, both physical and mental, of parks and recreation services and spaces. Regular physical activity, whether it’s in your favorite class at a recreation center or exploring a new trail on your bike, improves cardiovascular health, promotes healthy weight, and much more. Spending time in nature has been shown to decrease the impacts of depression, stress and anxiety while nurturing a connection to the environment.

Here are just a few of the many free or low-cost classes and programs at South Suburban to try for Self-Care Awareness Month:

Meal Prepping for Anyone
Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety
Zentangle Method Art
Cooley Lake Nature Walk
Therapeutic Massage
Tai Chi for Wellness
Tea Tastings
*Free* Wellness Strategies for Stress Management 
Full Moon Walks
And More!

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