Physical Wellness is the ability to recognize the body’s need for physical activity, along with understanding diet and nutrition.
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Classes / Events:
- Wellness Walk with John Short - first Thursday of each month. Meet at the entrance to the main parking lot at 12:05 p.m.
- Yoga Flow - every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the group fitness room of the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being.
- Total Body Fitness Class - every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the group fitness room of the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being.
- Need a 10 minute break from your desk or your computer to relieve tight muscles, re-group, and refocus?
Utilize the following links for a quick stretch at your desk or learn how to utilize meditation.
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of
activity each day to reduce the risk of heart disease. Physical activity
is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories, such as climbing
stairs or playing sports. The American Heart association and the American
College of Sports Medicine are great resources to help you get started.
American Heart Getting Healthy Home Page:
American College of Sports Medicine “Exercise is
Medicine” Video Series:
Offered at the Schumo Center for Fitness and
- Fitness Assessment
- Fitness Orientation
- Individualized Exercise Program
- Personal Training
- Group Fitness and X-Biking Classes
- Aquatic Programs
Swim, Learn to Swim, Aquatic Exercise Classes, and Scuba Venture.
- Massage Therapy
Healthy Weight / Healthy BMI
- Understanding Body Mass Index
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is important to know what your BMI does and does not indicate about your weight, health and lifestyle choices. Your BMI is calculated from your height and weight. It is a fairly reliable indicator of body fat for most adults, with athletes and the elderly being two exceptions. BMI is an inexpensive alternative to direct measurements of body fat, such as underwater weighing, but it is only one of many factors that you and your health-care provider should use in evaluating your health status.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses BMI to define terms like overweight and obese:
- Underweight: BMI below 18.5
- Normal weight: 18.5 to 24.9
- Overweight: 25.0 to 29.9
- Obese: 30.0 and above.
Click on the link listed below to utilize WebMD’s BMI plus calculator which will help you determine your personal BMI, recommend a healthy weight range, target heart rate, and an estimated target calorie intake to maintain your current weight or work toward your weight loss goals.
Healthy Diet / Weight Loss
Smartphone Apps for Eating Healthy
eaTipster Created by the Dietitians of Canada. EaTipster delivers daily healthy eating tips to your mobile devices. The app addresses common food and nutrition questions and concerns and provides tips to increase healthy eating, support a healthy weight and fight chronic disease.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker. The creators may be MyFitness Pal, but the nutrition analysis features will make this app your best nutrition friend. Adjust goals, enter caloric intake (food) and output (exercise), add to the food library and check the progress screen to track how you’re doing.
Eat and Move-o-Matic Developed by the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University to support the National 4-H Council's Youth Choice program, this app lets users compare the calories they eat with the time it would take to burn them off through physical activity.
PPepperplate, Version 2.3. Ppepperplate is a comprehensive cooking app. It allows you to save all of your recipes in one place and provides essential tools to plan menus, shop and cook. With it you can create menus, shopping lists, weekly or monthly meal plans and even use the app to monitor multiple cook times in the kitchen. Once synced, you can access your entire recipe collection, shopping lists and menus from any mobile device without an internet connection.
Gluten Free Daily. Gluten Free Daily is an online guide built to provide education and resources about following a gluten-free diet. Whether you suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or are in need of guidance in terms of weight loss, wellness or fitness, this app can help.
I Cookbook Diabetic. This app comes from the editors of Diabetic Cooking magazine and the original iCookbook app. iCookbook Diabetic delivers recipes and nutrition information for people with diabetes on the go.
New Food pyramid http://www.foodpyramid.com/mypyramid/
A Diet to Boost Your Mood and Energy Level
Looking to improve your diet? Utilize the SuperTracker to:
Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan.
Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up.
Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.
- Local, Natural and Organic Goodies:
- B&H Organic Produce – Morgantown. Organic produce with a focus on greens.
- Hartz Natural Foods (The “H” of B&H) – Morgantown - is a place for organic dried herbs, and many other random all natural and organic products from cleaners to supplements to meat. A mini grocery store. It is on an organic farm, tucked into the countryside so people who have lived here for years even miss it sometimes!
- Down Home Acres – Fleetwood. Local, organic produce with a focus on heirloom tomatoes.
- Nature’s Garden – Exeter. Multi-purpose natural store with a little of everything. Like shopping in a mini grocery store.
- Kimberton Whole Foods - Kimberton, Douglassville, Downingtown and Ottsville – They have a huge supply of everything under the sun – again like a grocery store.
- Informational sites:
- Area Farmer’s Markets: