Mailbag Did you just catch a fish? Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary? Are you participating in a charity event or community fundraiser? Where did you go on your last family outing? Whether you just celebrated a major milestone or are gearing up to give back, part of our goal with Lake Wylie Today is to provide a platform for our community to share what’s happening in the community through stories and photos. We want to celebrate with you, laugh with you and build memories with you. See page 12 for information on how to submit photos and stories.
Lake Wylie Wellness Initiative people to get started on achieving better health – not to think about the long journey rather concentrate on taking that first step,” said Susan Bromfield, president of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce. “We have so many members who are wellness focused. Lake Wylie could really be a center of living well!” The website, www.lakewyliewellness.com is up and modestly populated with a small variety of wellness-focused members. You can sign up for a newsletter that will launch this fall. If you are a chamber member and want to be included on the website, please email email@example.com with your contact information and a short description of what you offer.
Doc. Marcia, Jane Coulter of Lake Wylie Today, Jeani Rogers of ACE Massage Therapist and Rachel Gilmore of Wellness Ridge helped launch the Lake Wake Wellness Initiative at this year’s Splash Dash. The LWWI is sponsored by the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Wylie Pilot. The “Start Here! Start Now!” theme is meant to encourage people of all ages and stages of life to take a few steps towards improving their health and wellness. The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce events, as well as a portal-style website that has teamed up with The Lake Wylie Pilot to will provide links and information for everypromote “living well” in Lake Wylie. The Pi- one in our community. The kickoff for the LWWI was held lot is producing a “Wellness” series at Splash Dash 2012 with the with articles from a variety slogan “Start Here! Start of health and wellness Now!” The primary focus professionals from our of the effort is on weight area. The Chamber control and stress reis promoting the acduction – two of the tivities and the availmain culprits causing ability of our “wellillness in America today. ness” focused mem“We want to encourage bers through upcoming 6
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“Wellness” is more than just the opposite of “sickness,” and is on the radar of both individuals and businesses. Generally speaking, wellness is about making informed responsible choices for your better health. Making active decisions (ie: to exercise on a regular basis, to reduce the stress in your life, to encourage the healthy relationships around you) that promote your own well-being is what wellness is all about. Businesses are looking hard at wellness as the cost of sickness in regards to employees is a calculable number and has recently become a hot button in the corporate world. Helping to keep your employees “well” is extremely cost effective when it comes to the bottom line and businesses are actively pursuing that goal.
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