Mission of Wellness Committee
The mission of the Wellness Committee is to promote healthy development of the mind, body and spirit of the members of the Central Methodist University Community through physical exercise, health and fitness awareness, educational programs, and recreational activities.
Definition of Wellness
The concept of wellness advocates a balanced approach to life and includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational and physical components.
Wellness Focus: Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Do you have too much on your plate?
A healthy diet not only helps your body, but can also relieve stress. Healthy foods are full of nutrients that fuel and recharge the body - but you already knew that, didn't you?
So how do you do it? Here are a few simple guidelines to get you eating healthier:
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
- Enjoy your food but eat less; eat smaller portion sizes.
But that's not all. There are a lot of things you can do to start bringing healthier foods to your family's table. Take a look at the following resources to help you, and your family, eat healthier foods.