Lately it seems like everyone is talking about wellness. But what does it really mean to “live well”? At The Living Well Retreats, it means living in a way that empowers you to be all that you were created to be.
More and more, we are finding that people are not living well. People are struggling with health problems, the effects of trauma, mental illness, eating disorders, addiction, spiritual struggles, relationship issues, and more. These personal challenges cause disconnects that spill over into their jobs, marriages and relationships, parenting, faith, and every other area of their life.
Here are some shocking statistics:
• 70% to 85% of all illnesses sending patients to doctors are caused by stress and are preventable.
• Heart disease is the number one stress-related illness and the number one killer of men and women.
• 33.5% of adults 20 years and older in America have high blood pressure.
• 67% of all Americans are overweight, 34% are obese, and 3% are morbidly obese.
• 22% of the US population suffers from a mental illness.
• 40% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce.
At The Living Well Retreats, we are making a dent in these numbers through our Christ-centered wellness programs. We do this through yoga, yoga therapy, mindful eating classes, wellness workshops, and retreats. Read on to find out more about who we are and what we do. We're so glad you took the time to live well.
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1 Institute for American Values, "Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition," 2005; 2 Religion and Coping with Serious Medical Illnesses, article by Koenig, Larson and Larson, in Annals of Psychopharmacology, 2001; How Obesity Affects Mental and Emotional Health, article by Pawlik-Kienlen, 2007; Help, Not Harm: Psychological Foundation for Nondieting Approach toward Health, article by McFarlane, Polivy and McCabe, in Journal of Social Issues, 1999