August is National Wellness Month. The hottest month of the year is dedicated to enhancing self-care, creating healthy lifestyles and reducing stress. Dallas is full of fun, delicious and relaxing ways to keep your mind, body and spirit strong to handle whatever life throws at it. Here is just a sampling of ways to celebrate Wellness Month.
Let food be medicine
Freshly squeezed juice is the quickest way to get the benefits of raw fruits and vegetables down the gullet and into your system. Dallas has a ton of juice bars to help with this. Stop by The Gem for the addictive Radiant Glow (ale, cucumber, beet, lemon, apple, ginger) or pick up a five-day cleanse kit of cold-pressed juice blends from Root Juice. Read about some of our other favorite juice bars in Dallas here.
Even if you do not adhere to a plant-based diet, a vegan meal from time to time offers a delicious way to get your health on. Among the mouth-watering barbecue joints, Dallas offers a wide variety of vegan restaurants to mix it up. Munch on an order of vegan queso and chips at HG Sply Co or if you are in the mood for Southern food, try vegan chicken and waffles at Da Munchies. For a tried and true meal, head to Kalachandji's, Dallas' longest-serving vegetarian restaurant. For almost 40 years the Ayurvedic kitchen has been cooking the ancient Indian's vegetarian tradition. With so many options in Dallas, you will not run out of vegan restaurant ideas any time soon.
Move Your Body
Klyde Warren Park classes
Grab a buddy and attend a free workout in the park. Choose an activity from yoga to boot camp to mindful meditation. Check their weekly schedule on their website here.
Westlake Brewing Running and Yoga
It's not all hazy IPAs and cherry sours at Westlake Brewing (though there is a lot of that). The brewery hosts a no-drop scenic social run along Swiss Avenue every Wednesday night at 6:30 and Saturday morning free yoga at 10:00 every weekend. All levels of runners and yogis are invited.
White Rock Lake
Bike, paddle, walk or run around White Rock Lake. The serene lake provides the perfect setting for outdoor exercise. Or hop on the adjacent White Rock Creek Trail for a 17-mile journey through East Dallas. Popular with cyclists and weekend marathoners, the heavily used trail is the longest in North Texas.
Calm the Mind
Dallas Yoga Center
The Dallas Yoga Center wants to inspire the community to lead more mindful, meaningful and healthier lives through yoga and meditation. Stop by to check out one of their daily classes or take a class online.
The Buddhist Center of Dallas
Discover inner peace at the Buddhist Center of Dallas. The traditional Buddhist temple offers daily meditation and chanting as well as weekly talks on key Buddhist principles. The peaceful sanctuary alone with its beautifully landscaped gardens induces instant zen.
If you're looking for even more ideas and suggestions, our wellness page has just what you need!