"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller

Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Here are 10 positive healthy habits you may want to develop:

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar​

Take Action

Take control of your stress levels and put an action plan in place. Set aside time for things you enjoy.

Bolingbrook Park District can help lower your stress. Here are just a few ways:

  • Walk and explore one of our 48 parks, covering 1,087 acres
  • LifeStyles Fitness Centers offers yoga classes to ease your mind
  • Take a ceramics class to fulfill the creativity
  • Adult dance lessons can bring you and your spouse closer together, while relaxing and learning a new dance 


Yes! Believe it or not, coloring can help your mental, emotional and intellectual health. For that very reason, we developed our own coloring page for you to download and start coloring. If you're still not sold after that, below is a link for more reasons why you should color. There are plenty of coloring books not just for kids, but specifically geared for adults!

Download our coloring page:

Happy Heart Month Coloring Page

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