August is National Wellness Month. It serves as an opportunity for all of us to reset and refocus on self-care, stress management, and healthy habits throughout the month (and yearlong).
Exercise professionals are group exercise instructors, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, and strength and conditioning coaches. They provide fitness instruction and coaching to individuals or groups, and increasingly, exercise professionals help clients optimize their health and wellness through a holistic approach.
Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based holistic approach to health and wellness that supports preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease. There are six pillars of lifestyle medicine—nutrition (whole food, plant-predominant eating pattern), physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections.
Registered exercise professionals can help clients pursue a holistic approach to health and wellness by supporting:
Check out our registry to find registered exercise professionals in your community. https://bit.ly/3vHOheM
During Bone and Joint Week, we recognize the role registered exercise professionals play in helping clients of every age improve their bone and joint health.
During Active Aging Week, we recognize the role registered exercise professionals can play in helping older adults exercise in a safe, supportive environment.