This past week I held our first Be Well Health & Wellness Fair! It was a huge success even despite the heat. It was a scorching day, but all the health warriors showed up and set up their tables. Even if they were sweating their you know whats off, they came with a positive attitude and a single, cohesive goal in mind: to share all the wonderful outlets there are here in Myrtle Beach to improve our health and wellness with the community.
Did you know that chronic disease is the number one killer in our country? Many of these such as diabetes and heart disease are manmade epidemics and preventing them is all about lifestyle choices.
At the fair we had motivating fitness businesses, knowledgeable health coaches, an acupuncturist, a local fresh produce distributor, chiropractic care, our local running club and the Wellness Council of South Carolina, a local nonprofit that educates children in the school system and others about a healthy lifestyle.
We had people coming in that were curious and motivated. Our community wants and needs to know that these sources are here and available.
Health and wellness gets so confusing. There are so many books, chatter and advice floating around in our world, but sometimes just talking to a friendly face who understands what you are going though, even if they don't have the answers, just knowing someone cares about your health and wellness can make you feel better.
We had people coming in and ordering raw juices and smoothies, trying things that they had never tried before and that was truly amazing.
The day was filled with heat, sun, sweat and most importantly lots of love.
I am grateful to know so many amazing people in Myrtle Beach. When I first moved here I had a hard time fitting in. I didn’t know my tribe, I felt disconnected but because I was highly-motivated I was able to seek out these things I needed.
My goal as we continue to hold more Be Well Health & Wellness Fairs is that people come out to find their tribe and we, as a community, can help them make a difference in their preventative health, managed care and spread the word and knowledge.
When you have vital information I believe it is your duty in the community to share that information with others.
The people who come out and get educated are able to share with their neighbors and that’s how we can be a healthier society. If we wait for the government, our doctors or somebody else to make us better or help us change we will be waiting for a length stretch of time. It’s up to every individual. Sometimes it’s hard; you're sick, you’re tired, you feel like crap - I get that. I’ve been there, but that’s not a good enough excuse. Staying in your pity party about how crappy you feel wont change anything.
If you are interested in being part of our tribe connect with us; subscribe to our newsletter, attend a fair, come in and see us, get connected, stay connected.