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Take Care of Your Physical Wellbeing During COVID-19

Having good health and enough energy to get things done each day that are important to you.

Physical health is critical for overall wellbeing and is the most visible of the various dimensions of health. A few of the many work-related benefits of caring for your physical health include increased happiness, increased energy levels, reduced risk of chronic disease, improved brain health, and memory, decreased risk of injury, improved quality of sleep, reduced stress, improved productivity and concentration.

There are many steps you can take to take care of your physical wellbeing including: 

  • Include leisurely physical forms of activity like biking, walking, hiking into a daily routine
  • Include components of strength, endurance, and flexibility into your daily workout routine
  • Eat portioned meals and snacks throughout the day
  • Limit or abstain from any substances that alter mood and bodily processes
  • Addressing injuries and illnesses appropriately
  • Get 7-9 hours of consistent sleep daily
  • Boost productivity and energy with proper ergonomics

Check out the additional information and resources below for support during COVID-19.

Exercise Counseling

While the Adult Physical Fitness Center will remain closed this summer, the exercise counseling team is still here for you! Feel free to reach out to Exercise Counseling for FREE services! They’ve moved their platform online and are able to help develop or modify a new program just for you during this time. For more information, contact exerciseconsult@udel.edu. 

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Learn how ergonomics affects your physical wellbeing and how to correct common ergonomic mistakes at home and at work. 

  • Did you know ergonomics can also affect your productivity? Learn more in this handout created by UD EHS. 
  • Recommendations for computer use when working from home – March 2020 Article 

 

Nurse Managed Primary Care at UD Health 

In an effort to continue to support our UD community during these unprecedented times, our Nurse Managed Primary Care Center is open virtually and scheduling tele-visits for both existing AND new patients that need care. Most concerns can be addressed via telehealth visits including: acute illness, mental health concerns, and routine care for chronic diseases

Patients should call the NMPCC office at 302-831-3195 to leave a message. The office is returning calls for visit requests or questions every hour during normal business hours. Our Nurse Practitioners are also on call 24/7.

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Carpenter Sports Building

26 N College Ave Room 125, Newark DE 19716
P: (302) 831-8388 wellbeing@udel.edu

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.