Grace After Fire recognizes the need for a holistic approach to Health & Wellness to include all aspects of well being, not only for the Veteran, but for the family as well. Research shows that the benefits of participating in wellness programs include improvements in physical activity; higher fruit and vegetable consumption; lower fat intake; and a reduction in body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. There are multiple ways one can implement wellness programs into their lives to assist in impacting change.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Through our peer-to-peer meetings and fitness challenges, we assist in keeping the body and mind healthy. Please visit the Health & Wellness section on our website and catch up on our Veteran community Supported "On the Blog" for more information.