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There are many conditions and treatments that can compromise your immune system. Learn more with these tips on how to keep your body moving with diet, exercise and eating right to improve your overall well-being. 

We’ve got a variety of financial fitness webinars and videos on the calendar for the last week of September and the month of October.

There’s lots going on this month–it’s a great time to refocus on finances.

World Mental Health Day is Oct. 10, a day dedicated to raising awareness. Explore some great resources here. Employees also have mental health resources via health insurance and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Being outdoors is a great way to set your mood, mind and body. Hiking is a low-impact exercise that you can do with your family and friends while maintaining social distancing. With the fall weather upon us, a change of scenery may be just what the doctor ordered. Grab a backpack and head to your nearest trail. Here are some locations in your own backyard for UNT Campus or Discovery Park.

Learn more about the benefits of hiking.

It’s important more than ever to take care of your mental health, especially during our social isolation over the last few months. You may feel stressed with staying indoors and having less interaction with others.  Learn more about how to keep busy and connected to others with your EAP resources.   

Mental illness can affect anyone and the causes come from a variety of personal circumstances, according to the CDC. Getting the help you need means you’re on track to healing and improving your quality of life with your HealthSelect benefits. Learn more.

Fall is here, and it is a great time to learn eight easy, beginning-level exercises that you can do in and outdoors to get moving, establish a routine to build confidence and create lifelong habits for good health.

Learn more about the benefits of easy workouts for beginners. 

As of Sept. 1, all medical plan enrollees can participate in the new HealthSelectShoppers incentive program that allows you to save money and earn rewards for certain medical services and procedures. Learn more on how to participate and start saving money.  

Breathe

Take time to take some deep, calming breaths. Breathe in deeply through the nose, and slowly release breath through the mouth. Doing so is an intentional way to calmness. Close your eyes and shut everything out. Now, breathe. Not sure about this? Try the “Soft Belly Breathing” technique.

Move

Whether you put on some old-school grooves and shake it like a Polaroid, prefer some quiet storm and sway in your chair, or thrash out to 80’s metal–let loose a little. Doing any kind of movement throughout the day is going to release endorphins and improve your overall mood. Here are some ideas to get you moving. And, from helpguide.org: ways to exercise if you have limited mobility due to disability, injury or illness. And here are chair exercises from Saga.co.uk.

Check out these thoughts on dancing like no one’s watching.

Imagine

Let your imagination take you to a calm place of peace. It’s called Guided Imagery, and it can help relieve stress. Your mind and body really are connected. Calm body, calm mind. Did you know that imagining something like being at peace can trick your mind and body into actually being at peace? Here’s how.

Living well helps us live a full life and anything is possible with awareness, planning and follow-through.

Learn more with tips and resource for living well.