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March
2024
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Health & Safety - Wellness and the Weather

Wellness and weather

 

Changes in weather can have a significant impact on our overall wellness, both physically and mentally. Understanding how weather fluctuations affect us can empower us to take proactive steps to maintain our well-being.

Physical Well-being:

  • Weather fluctuations can directly impact our bodies, exacerbating certain health conditions.
  • Conditions like arthritis and migraines may worsen with sudden drops in temperature or changes in air pressure.
  • To minimize discomfort, consider dressing in layers to adapt to temperature changes and using air purifiers or humidifiers indoors to manage respiratory health.

Mental Well-being:

  • It's common to experience mood swings influenced by weather patterns.
  • Extended periods of gloomy weather or seasonal transitions can affect mental health, leading to feelings of lethargy or sadness.
  • Combat these effects by incorporating mood-boosting activities into your routine, such as regular exercise, spending time outdoors during sunny spells, or practicing mindfulness and meditation.

Social Support:

  • Stay connected with friends and family during challenging weather conditions.
  • Plan indoor activities or social gatherings to maintain a sense of community and combat feelings of isolation.
  • Remember that social interaction plays a crucial role in providing emotional support, especially during difficult times.

Environmental Awareness:

  • Extreme weather events have far-reaching consequences for both communities and ecosystems.
  • Advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainable practices to mitigate the impact of weather-related challenges.
  • Encourage readers to be mindful of their environmental footprint and take steps to minimize their impact on the planet.

Conclusion:

Adapting to weather changes is essential for maintaining overall wellness. Implement practical strategies for physical and mental well-being, such as dressing appropriately for the weather and prioritizing self-care activities. Cultivate resilience and preparedness to navigate weather-related challenges with confidence and positivity.

By following these guidelines, we can better understand the relationship between weather and wellness and take proactive steps to safeguard our health and happiness in any weather condition.

Mental Health First Aid

The Health Safety and Wellness team is offering two Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) sessions available in March.

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Click the above link to save your seat for the March session today!

Calendar this March

·       March 8: International Women’s Day

·       March 10-April 8: Ramadan

·       March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

·       March 17 – March 23: Clean Monday – First Day of Lent

·       March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

·       March 22: World Water Day

·       March 29: Good Friday

·       March 31: Easter Sunday

·       March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

TELUS Health

Here are some of the services that our EAP provider offers:

·       Short-Term Counselling

·       Legal Advice

·       Resources for Mental Health 

·       Fitness and Health Advice

·       Perks and Savings

·       Financial Health resources

·       Family Relationships

Please log onto the TELUS Health website at: one.telushealth.com or call: 1-844-671-3327

Resources:

https://www.verywellmind.com/how-weather-changes-can-affect-your-mental-health-5222029

https://www.outsideonline.com/health/wellness/how-weather-affects-your-body/