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Illinois Extension’s Wellness Wednesdays: Begin with You series offers strategies to promote mental and physical wellbeing

For Immediate Release

COOK COUNTY, Ill. – Lives seem to get busier every day and the daily demands can take a toll on people’s health. Although an individual may recognize the need to take care of physical and mental health, often they neglect their own health to care for others first. The Wellness Wednesdays: Begin with You series presented by University of Illinois Extension community health educators encourages participants to focus on their own wellbeing and provides them with tools and strategies to address mental and physical wellness.

Each of the weekly sessions will help participants understand how their surrounding environment and the choices they make can influence their wellbeing. The six-session series emphasizes self-care and will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. virtually on Wednesdays beginning October 6, 2021. Register for the free Wellness Wednesdays: Begin with You series at to receive the link to attend each of the following sessions:

      October 6                Stress and Your Health

      October 13              Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beyond the Winter Blues

      October 20              Mindful Eating

      October 27              Sleep: Recharge, Refresh, Reenergize

      November 3            Self-Compassion: Treat Yourself with Kindness

      November 10          Mental Health for Overall Well-being

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you will need reasonable accommodation to participate, please email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

SOURCE: Community Health Team with University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

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