July is Social Wellness Month! Social wellness, or well-being, can be defined as one’s ability to effectively interact with those around him/herself and to create a support system that includes friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.
Maintaining an optimal level of social wellness allows one to build healthy relationships with others. Social wellness also fosters a connection with those individuals, while contributing to one’s sense of belonging – which is important for optimal wellness.
Here are 6 strategies for improving your social health:
- Make connections
- Take care of yourself while caring for others
- Get active together
- Bond with your kids (or the kids in your life)
- Build healthy relationships
- Shape your family’s (or friends) health habits
By creating positive habits, you can build support systems and routines and become healthier.
Read more about the six strategies for improving your social wellness here: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/social-wellness-toolkit