World Health Day is an event that dates back to April 7, 1948 and has been celebrated and put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO). The event promotes all kinds of health issues, both physical and mental.
And today, we’re celebrating their mission to raise health awareness issues to help make the world healthier! Or, at least our world, which includes you, Youfit fam.
Worth noting is that World Health Day lands in the same month as Stress Awareness Month. Maybe this will surprise you—maybe it won’t—but 62 percent of Americans say money is their top stressor, and work comes in right behind that at 61 percent.
Unfortunately for many of us, money and work-related stresses and concerns can just be a fact of life, no matter how much we have, or how much job security we’ve got. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do about it. In fact, if we’re going to take better care of ourselves, we have to do something about it.
The good news? Youfit knows what the mental health pros know, and that is that a moving body is a happy body. Ask any expert, and they’ll tell you one of the best ways to combat mental stress or fatigue is to put our bodies into motion. With low monthly membership costs and all the equipment and amenities you need to work on yourself, we aim to decrease the amount of stress our members, community and world has on a daily basis.
WebMD says that “All forms of exercise, including yoga and walking, can ease depression and anxiety by helping the brain release feel-good chemicals and by giving your body a chance to practice dealing with stress. You can go for a quick walk around the block, take the stairs up and down a few flights, or do some stretching exercises like head rolls and shoulder shrugs.”
In short, it’s science.
So, if you didn’t know that working on your physical health could help your mental health, and in turn, make you just feel better altogether, well, now you do know. And since heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, you’ll be glad to know that if you get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (or 75 minutes at a higher intensity), you can drastically cut your risks for heart-related issues. And that should help reduce some stress too.
To help you along, we’re offering a FREE Youfit guest pass to get you on your path to de-stressing. Sound good? We thought so. Click here: https://www.youfit.com/free-pass