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    Wellness Wheel

    Looking for our health and wellness facilities?
    Gable Health Center
    Counseling Center
    Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being


    Mission Statement

    To educate, inspire and support all members of the Albright community towards a healthy lifestyle and an improved quality of life.


    Wellness Eats Program

    Working in collaboration, the Albright Wellness Committee and Dining Services is excited to offer faculty and staff a $6 meal with participation in the new Wellness Eats program.
    Find out more by following this link!


    Article: Toward a Culture of Self-Care

    If greater numbers of institutions implement such programs, they will be better able to promote student success, to produce higher levels of research and to serve as exemplary educational models, write Shari Tarver Behring, Carolyn Jeffries and Michael Spagna. Read the article from Inside Higher Ed


    Wellness Works Tip of the Week

    It’s Lifestyle Medicine Week! 

    LifestyleFACTS to learn more about how you can lead a heathier lifestyle.

    National Lifestyle Medicine Week infographic


    Statement of Purpose

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    Definitions

    The foundation for wellness at Albright College is based upon the Wellness Wheel. Seven areas of wellness are recognized and defined below:

    Wellness, the ability to recognize our search for meaning and purpose in human existence.

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    Intellectual Wellness, the ability to recognize your creativity, as a way to stimulate your mind.

    Physical Wellness, the ability to recognize the body’s need for physical activity, along with understanding diet and nutrition.

    Social Wellness

    Environmental Wellness

    Financial Wellness, the ability to find the intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money.


    Charge

    Mission Statement: To educate, inspire and support all members of the Albright community towards a healthy lifestyle and an improved quality of life.

    Vision Statement:

    1. The Council shall act in an advisory capacity to the President and Cabinet and recommend to them health and wellness policies for adoption.
    2. The Council shall identify health and wellness concerns among the community and suggest appropriate solutions to eliminate or minimize them.
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    4. The Council shall solicit and encourage feedback from students, faculty and staff regarding wellness-related issues, ideas, and solutions.
    5. The Council shall communicate wellness policies, training programs, and other health- and wellness-related matters to employees and faculty.
    6. The Council, working closely with our health insurance provider, will ensure that the community is aware of and able to access all available health insurance benefits.

    Membership

    1. The size of the Council shall be determined by its workload and assigned duties. Two co-chairs will be responsible for the oversight of the Council.
    2. The Council shall include as permanent members, representatives of Human Resources, the Gable Health Center, and the Schumo Center, respectively.
    3. The Council shall include at least one student member.
    4. Council membership shall reasonably represent all divisions.
    5. Members shall serve 3-year staggered terms and be eligible for re-election at the completion of their terms.
    6. Nominations for membership may be made by any member of the College community, including self-nominations.

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    8. Utilizing information obtained through the interview process, the council members will vote on replacement members. Replacement members receiving the highest number of votes will be offered a position on the Council.
    9. The Council shall meet monthly at a mutually accepted day/time.

    Council Members

    Samantha WesnerStudent & Campus Life (co-chair)
    Alison BurkeSchumo Center for Fitness and Wellbeing (co-chair)
    Christy AgneseAdvancement
    Karen AshcroftHealth Center
    Mike GrossDepartment of Public Safety
    Tracy Gray HayesAccelerated Degree Program
    Bridget HearonFaculty Member
    Kim HubricHuman Resources
    Kim JustesonELCDC
    Jessica FinkStudent Representative

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    Faculty Member
    Ebony RichardsonITS
    Jen Willis

    Wellness is the ability to recognize our search for meaning and purpose in human existence.

    Helpful Links

    BUDDHISM
    //www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2007/10/11/2054844.htm

    CHRISTIAN PRAYERS
    //www.godswill-wellness.com/healing-prayers.html
    //www.positivityblog.com/inner-peace/

    INNER PEACE
    //www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sinclair11.html

    ISLAM
    //islamicinsights.com/religion/clergy-corner/health-and-wellness-in-islam.html

    JEWISH
    //www.myjewishlearning.com/practices/Ethics/Our_Bodies/Health_and_Healing/Caring_for_Ones_Health/A_Jewish_Approach_to_Wellness.shtml
    //www.wellnesstimes.com/health-resources/articles/judaism

    MEDITATION
    //www.bphope.com/body-brio-relaxed-in-the-moment/

    Take An

    Wellness Quiz

    //www.definitionofwellness.com/wellness-assessments/personal-wellness-quiz.pdf

    Tips to Increase

    Wellness (from www.wellnessproposals.com)


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    Wellness Assessment

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    Almost always = 2 points            Sometimes/occasionally = 1 point           Very seldom = 0 points

    _____  1.  I am able to develop and maintain close relationships.
    _____  2.  I accept the responsibility for my actions.
    _____  3.  I see challenges and change as opportunities for growth.
    _____  4.  I feel I have considerable control over my life.
    _____  5.  I am able to laugh at life and myself.
    _____  6.  I feel good about myself.
    _____  7.  I am able to appropriately cope with stress and tension and make time for leisure pursuits.
    _____  8.  I am able to recognize my personal shortcomings and learn from my mistakes.
    _____  9.  I am able to recognize and express my feelings.
    _____ 10. I enjoy life.

    _____ Total for

    Wellness Dimension

    Score: 15 to 20 Points –  Excellent strength in this dimension.

    Score:  9 to 14 Points – There is room for improvement.  Look again at the items in which you scored 1 or 0.  What changes can you make to improve your score?

    Score:  0 to 8 Points 

    Walking to Wellness Sample

    //www.definitionofwellness.com/wellness-handouts/Sample_walking_program.pdf

    Wellness Tools and Resources

    //www.definitionofwellness.com/wellness-resources.html

    Helpful Links

    Inspirational Videos


    Intellectual Wellness is the ability to recognize your creativity, as a way to stimulate your mind.

    Intellectual Wellness at Albright College

    Physical fitness is not only one of the most important Keys to a healthy body;
    it is the bais of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
       – John F. Kennedy

    The Wellness Program at Albright College promotes intellectual wellness among community members through education of physical activity and exercise, participation in scholastic and cultural activities, and promotion of healthy life choices.  This site serves as an educational hub for Intellectual Wellness opportunities, activities and resources on and off the Albright campus.

     

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  • ly Intelligent Leadership”, by Marci Shankman
  • “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, by Stephen R. Covey
  • “How Full Is Your Bucket”, by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton
  • “Food Rules”, by Michael Pollan
  • Bird by Bird”, by Anne Lamott.
  • “1984” by George Orwell
  • “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
  • “Mind Gym : An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence” by Gary Mack
  • “Eat to Lose, Eat to Win: Your Grab-n-Go Action Plan for a Slimmer, Healthier You”  by Rachel Belle
  • “Unlucky 13” by James Patterson
  • “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  • “The Giver” by Lois Lowry“Fish!” by Stephen C. Lundin
  • “A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life” by James Bowen
  • Classes / Events


    Stress Management


    Physical Fitness

    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:

    Programs Offered at the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being:


    Healthy Weight / Healthy BMI


    Healthy Diet / Weight Loss

  • 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
  • Gluten Free Daily
  • I Cookbook Diabetic
  • New Food pyramid  //www.foodpyramid.com/mypyramid/
  • A Diet to Boost Your Mood and Energy Level
  • Local, Natural and Organic Goodies:
  • Informational sites:
  • Area Farmer’s Markets:

  • General Health

    Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.

    Social Wellness is about relationships. Friendships, family, romance, and how you treat the cashier at the grocery store are all aspects of your Social Wellness. Social Wellness involves your ability to foster intimacy in relationships while maintaining supportive boundaries; respecting the needs of others, as well as balancing a social life with personal responsibilities. When your Social Wellness is in order, you feel both supportive and supported. Social Wellness is about the give and take that occurs in healthy relationships so that everyone feels nurtured and loved.

    //www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Finding_Balance_With_The_7_Aspects_of_Wellness.html


    7 Aspects of Wellness 
    By The 123 Feel Better Company

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    College Programs to promote social wellness


    Reading links to Enhance Social Wellness


    Alcohol

    Environmental Wellness is the ability to coexist in the Environment in a positive and sustaining way for the environment that you exist in.

    USE ECO FRIENDLY HOME CLEANING SOLUTIONS:

  • White Vinegar – cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up.
  • Washing Soda – or SAL Soda is sodium carbonate decahydrate, a mineral. Washing soda cuts grease, removes stains, softens water, cleans wall, tiles, sinks and tubs. Use care, as washing soda can irritate mucous membranes. Do not use on aluminum.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol – is an excellent disinfectant. (It has been suggested to replace this with ethanol or 100 proof alcohol in solution with water. There is some indication that isopropyl alcohol buildup contributes to illness in the body.)
  • Cornstarch – can be used to clean windows, polish furniture, shampoo carpets and rugs.
  • Citrus Solvent – cleans paint brushes, oil and grease, some stains. (Citrus solvent may cause skin, lung or eye irritations for people with multiple chemical sensitivities.)
  • //eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm

    RECYCLE

  • Donate clothes, shoes, books, and automobiles
  • Reuse grocery bags and containers
  • USE NATIVE PLANTS

    DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROPERLY

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    Helpful Links

    Financial (Managing a Budget, credit card access, credit scores, identity theft, retirement planning, etc.)

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