Central Wellness

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: Stay active with these tips

Getting Physical

Getting the exercise you need to stay healthy may be easier than you think. You can find ways to stay active as part of your daily routine. Just start slowly, do what you can and have fun! Track your steps with 10,000 steps a day as your goal. People who track their steps increase their activity by 25%.

Why exercise?

By staying active, you can enjoy long-term benefits such as:

  • Preventing chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and stroke.
  • Controlling your weight.
  • Promoting strong bones, muscles and joints.
  • Improving your sleep.

How to fit in in

Staying active doesn't mean you have to join a gym and work out every day. Instead, the key is upping your heart rate often during your daily routine. Here are some suggestions:

  • Walk to bike to work. If you drive, park far away from the door.
  • Take the stairs.
  • Take the family, and dog, for a walk.
  • Go swimming at a local rec center.
  • Yard work counts! Rake, weed or mow.

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