Yes, you read that right! Before I explain, let me introduce myself. The name’s Westly! I’m the community cheerleader with Healthy West Orange; a local nonprofit that has the mission to inspire West Orange to become the healthiest community in the nation! I’m here to spread the word about local health and wellness resources, events, and activities!
Now, about this selfie business. Did you know that a big part of goal-setting, and achieving those goals, is celebrating accomplishments? Here at Healthy West Orange, we believe that snapping a “healthy selfie” can not only inspire yourself to stay healthy, but can also inspire our community. That’s why we’ve named September “Healthy Selfie” month! We celebrate all month long, and you’re invited!
Give yourself a pat on the back when you eat that healthy meal, get active for 30 minutes a day, or write in your gratitude journal. Small decisions can add up to BIG results that benefit your health for years to come. That’s why we love when folks snap a healthy selfie and share it with us, so we can cheer them on and celebrate alongside them!
You may be wondering: what counts as a “healthy selfie.” It’s a snapshot of the ways you like to stay healthy. That could be cooking with your kids, walking your dog, swimming, hiking, gardening, biking, yoga, sports… Heck, even mowing the yard works! And what about mental well-being? Quality time with friends and family, meditation, learning a new skill… those can be used for healthy selfies too.
So, I’m challenging you, yes YOU reading this! Snap a healthy selfie this month. You deserve to prioritize your health and feel proud of it! Need some inspiration? Take a look at these amazing photos sent in by West Orange community members as they celebrated Healthy Selfie Month with us over the years! And if you'd like to see even more, check out the online version of this article add citylifestyle.com/wintergarden.
In fact, if you send in your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #healthyselfie and @healthywestorange before September 14, you’ll have the chance to WIN a sweet grand prize basket full of theme park tickets, gift cards, and more!
Alright, that’s all for me, folks!
See ya around!
Did you know that a big part of goal-setting, and achieving those goals, is celebrating accomplishments? That’s why we’ve named September “Healthy Selfie” month! We celebrate all month long, and you’re invited!