The Wellness Challenge may be over, but the benefits can last a lifetime.
In celebration of Arbor Day on April 30, the Arboretum Wellness Challenge was created to restore one’s spirit by reconnecting with trees, nature, and the Arboretum community. Trees continually provide clean air, shady canopies, green spaces, and a healthier environment, all while lifting people’s spirits. Trees are symbols of growth and strength and provide restorative power to humans.
Participants of the Arboretum Wellness Challenge program were sent weekly emails throughout the month of May which included meditative techniques, healthy tips from wellness instructors and suggestions for peaceful trails throughout the Arboretum grounds. The Arboretum Wellness Challenge also provided mindful nature-based exercises and activities. Each week, participants* were entered into a drawing for a chance to win free prizes including a free year-long membership to the Arboretum and free wellness classes.
Join a community of like-minded tree champions by using the #MortonArbChallenge tag on social media and see how fellow participants have been incorporating these wellness practices into their lives.