Offbeat
3:36 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Relax: It's all part of the plan in Grand Rapids

In 1985, nine-year-old Sean Moeller came up with an idea for a new holiday.

He wanted there to be a national relaxation day.

He's getting his wish, at least on a smaller scale, because today Grand Rapids is observing its own Relaxation Day.

"It doesn't have to be a whole day, just a few minutes at a time, to refresh and invigorate your mind and your body and just take a break for a few minutes," Moeller says. "There are tremendous health benefits."

Moeller says Relaxation Day isn't meant to be a "slack off from work" day; he says it's all about responsible relaxation.

The city of Grand Rapids is encouraging residents to take part in its recreation classes -- including yoga -- to help achieve a better quality of life.