Wellness is a way of life. It’s feeling good to be alive and feeling good about one’s self. Wellness is being as healthy as possible. It represents a way of life achieved through an increased awareness of physical and psychological conditions and a willingness to take on responsibility for one’s own well-being. La Amistad Behavioral Health Services’ Wellness Center balances the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of life to accomplish these traits.
The “Wellness Workout” includes four major components:
SELF-RESPONSIBILITY – Being aware of your body’s signals and taking control.
NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS – Maintaining your ideal weight and eating a healthy, balanced diet.
STRESS MANAGEMENT – Recognizing life’s stresses and using that energy for positive tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS – Understanding the negative impact on the body by using cigarettes, alcohol and other addictive substances.
By purchasing and carefully selecting the equipment for the La Amistad Wellness Center, we have taken an important step in helping to maintain or improve the quality of life of our residents. The treadmill, elliptical trainer and recumbent bike are all pieces of equipment that are effective tools for achieving wellness.
Benefits of Regular Exercise Include:
- Weight loss
- A healthier heart
- Improved muscle tone
- Increased daily energy levels
- Reduced stress
- Increased resistance against anxiety and depression
- Improved self image
Residents have the opportunity to utilize the exercise equipment multiple times during the week. Certified recreational therapy professionals and highly-trained staff members monitor and supervise all activities in the Wellness Center. All staff attends an orientation session to learn operational guidelines for each piece of equipment.