Physical Wellbeing is having good health and enough energy to get things done each day that are important to you.
The focus of our physical wellbeing foundation is to provide programs and resources to support employees in their physical health. 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. Use your resources to gain physical wellbeing with this foundation.
EHW’s Physical Wellbeing Resources
Nutrition Corner and Fit For Life!
Learn new recipes and workouts, tips and resources for healthy eating and exercising, and more by viewing our Nutrition Corner Blog and Fit For Life Blog! This content will be updated on an ongoing basis, so check back often. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the know of any new posts.
FIT FOR LIFE
Virtual Cooking and Group Exercise Classes
Satisfy your taste buds and break a sweat by participating in some of our live virtual cooking and group exercise classes that are taking place this fall. Can’t make it to a live class? View our On-Demand Library to watch anytime and anywhere! Click below for more information.
UD’s Physical Wellbeing Resources
Protect the Flock
It’s up to all of us to #ProtectTheFlock. Whether you’ll be in Newark or at home this fall, be sure to follow all guidelines to keep your community healthy and safe. Wear a face covering, monitor your symptoms, and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet apart. We’ll get through this together.
Office of Human Resources
One way to manage your health is to understand your health benefits.
The Office of Human Resources provides information and resources available to protect you and your family’s wellbeing.
In an effort to continue to support our UD community during these unprecedented times, our Nurse Managed Primary Care Center and UD Health clinics are 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, routine care for chronic diseases, and exercise and nutrition counseling.
Athletics and Recreation
Recreation Services, within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services, provides opportunities for participation in fitness activities, competitive and recreational sports, and other leisure activities through our programs, facilities and services. These opportunities are realized by: offering structured competitive opportunities in a variety of individual and team sports, providing access to facilities and equipment for informal participation, offering structured and non-structured activities for improving and maintaining physical fitness and the development of lifetime activities.
UD Physical Therapy Clinic
The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic is the State’s premier outpatient clinic. Located at the University of Delaware, the clinic provides a unique environment where physical therapists, students, and researchers work together to implement cutting-edge treatment to patients from the University and the surrounding community. Open to the public!
Environmental Health & Safety
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
Physical Wellbeing Resources in the Community
The University of Delaware (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources established Cooperative Extension as the state’s land-grant university with a mission of bringing knowledge to the people of Delaware. From nutrition classes and Master Naturalist courses to 4-H youth clubs and programs that support local agriculture — UD Cooperative Extension has something for everyone.
Delaware State Parks
Enjoy the natural diversity of Delaware’s 17 state parks. From hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, to nature programs and touring historic sites, there is truly
ChristianaCare/ GoHealth Urgent Care
ChristianaCare and GoHealth Urgent Care have partnered to provide new urgent care centers to our community with convenient, same-day evening, weekend and holiday hours – 365 days a year.
Les Mills on Demand
We know that staying fit and active is our best way to build a strong immune system and stay healthy. Not only that, regular physical activity is proven to combat stress and provide mental health benefits. To help you stay active, we’ve teamed up with LES MILLS™ On Demand to give you free online workouts for 30 days. LES MILLS On Demand offers over 800 of your favorite workouts across 13 categories. You can work out with classic programs such as BODYPUMP™ and BODYCOMBAT™, do mindfulness exercises and even get the kids active with BORN TO MOVE™. The workouts range from 15 to 55 minutes and there are options for all fitness levels. When you sign up you’ll be asked to enter your payment details, but you won’t be charged for the 30-day trial. If you want to continue beyond that, you’ll automatically become a paying subscriber at this special discounted rate of $9.99 (Retails at $14.99). Please note this trial is valid for new subscribers only. Simply click below to get started.
Healthy Delaware Self-Management Programs
Free six-week, self-management workshops are offered to adults who have themselves or are caring for someone with a chronic condition, cancer diagnosis or diabetes. Classes are open to adults of all ages and abilities. All self-management programs are evidence-based and were originally developed at Stanford University. These workshops have been proven to help participants successfully manage their chronic condition and improve their overall health in coordination with their healthcare team.