While our mission has always supported children and seniors who are experiencing loneliness, isolation and despair daily by bringing them movement opportunities to heal mind, body and spirit, we’ve found that throughout COVID-19 those same feelings have applied to the general population, too.

Research shows that Americans report increased feelings of loneliness during this period of social distancing. We know it’s never been more important to take the best possible care of our mental well-being so we’ve designed a 30 Day Mental Health Challenge. This may sound like a lot but in practice is pretty simple. We’ve designated one easy task per day, so you’ll never feel too overwhelmed.

We encourage you to spend the next 30 days focusing on self-care in hopes that you will feel calmer and happier at the end of it! Let us know that you’ve accepted the challenge to put your self-care first by tagging us on social media in a photo using #MoveToHealChallenge.

Pro tip: Bookmark this page and check back if you’re ever unsure of the day’s goal.

30 Day Mental Challenge Calendar

Day 4: Let’s move together! Today (July 15) we are featuring a yoga class led by Kosha Yoga School. You can attend in-person on tonight at 6pm at Levitt at the Falls in Sioux Falls, SD.

Day 7: Let’s move together! Today (July 18) we are featuring an all-ages hip-hop class led by Just For Kix – Sioux Falls East at 11:30am on Phillips Avenue in Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Join virtually by watching our live-stream on our social media accounts.

Day 9: Let’s move together! Join us today for chair yoga moves to de-stress with Lisa Conlin, Move To Heal Board Vice President! Come back to this video often to relax and unwind.

Day 12: Let’s move together! Breathe, bend and stretch while strengthening your body and brain with this Kids Yoga Flow from our featured resource, Sanford Fit.

Day 16: Let’s move together! Today we encourage you to move your body for 30 minutes. A few ways include walking, yoga or even dancing in your kitchen counts.

Day 22: Listen to your favorite music! Check out our Spotify playlists for some music inspiration.

Day 24: Let’s move together! Join us today (August 4) at the Sioux Empire Fair for a free chair yoga class at 2:30pm at the Pioneer Lane.

Day 28: Let’s move together! Tell us what your favorite way to move is. Our favorites include walking, dancing and yoga.