August is National Wellness Month

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While wellness should be celebrated all year long, it takes the spotlight during the month of August. National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and creating healthy habits to support holistic wellness, both physically and mentally.

Incorporate these practices to promote wellness in your body and mind this month — and beyond!

Ways You Can Improve Overall Wellness:

  • Meditate for 10 minutes each morning
  • Take a yoga class
  • Make a conscious effort to drink more water (half your body weight in ounces per day)
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Spend time in nature
  • Incorporate more greens and whole foods into your diet
  • Avoid caffeine after noon
  • Get 30 minutes of exercise per day (walking counts!)
  • Incorporate occasional breaks during your work day
  • Sign up for a workout class
  • Repeat a positive mantra each day or list the things you’re grateful for
  • Avoid screens before bed

Cheers to a Happy, Healthy Month!


Home Maintenance Projects You Should Tackle in August


August is arguably one of the best months to tackle some important maintenance projects around the home. As summer winds down, August promises some cooler temperatures — and we want to make sure our homes are prepared for the change.

Tackle a few (or all!) of these projects throughout the month to keep your home healthy and happy — both inside and out.


  • Clean your gutters. Remove any leaves and debris from your gutters to avoid clogging. This helps move water away from your home so it doesn’t collect around your foundation and seep into your crawl space or basement.
  • Inspect roof. A happy roof means a happy home! Check your roof to make sure it is free of damage and debris, and replace any missing or damaged shingles if needed.
  • Power wash driveway, patio and deck. Your outdoor areas have likely seen a lot of foot traffic this summer. Create a clean slate by removing dirt and grime from your driveway, patio and deck!
  • Check for small animal entries. Make sure there are no entry points to your attic, crawl space or basement for small critters, who will be looking for a warm place to stay once the temperatures cool.
  • Trim trees. Trim off any low-hanging or weak branches that may break off in fall or winter storms.


  • Check for air leaks. Before the cold weather hits, check for air leaks throughout your home. On a windy day, turn off central air and light a candle or a stick of incense. Walk around to exterior doors or windows to see if the flame or smoke changes direction! If so, locate the leak and patch it with caulk or another sealant.
  • Vacuum coils behind refrigerator. This can be an important step in prolonging the life of your refrigerator, as dust or pet hair can prevent it from cooling properly and efficiently. Vacuum the coils every 6 months to a year — or more often if you have pets.
  • Deep clean carpets and rugs. After all that indoor/outdoor living, your carpets and rugs may be in need of a deep clean. Consider shampooing them, if necessary!
  • Maintain your furnace. Make sure your furnace is running properly before fall hits. Schedule a preventative tune-up and inspection to ensure all is in working order.

Take Heart.

Don’t worry. All your hard work will pay off this fall — and beyond!

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Christopher Pataki
RE/MAX Associates - Hockessin
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Christopher,  Thanks for sharing all this great information - the importance of health of our bodies, minds and homes.  

Aug 04, 2020 03:40 PM