Physical Resilience Resources

Beach YogaPhysical Resilience is the ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors. Strong bodies build strong minds.

Explore the videos, links and information below to help you and your family build physical resilience.

Physical Fitness: Manage Stress through Movement

The team at NHNHRMC's Employee Fitness Center is committed to helping you manage and reduce stress through fitness and movement classes.

  • Enjoy in-person and Zoom classes, led by trainers and yoga instructors
  • LIVE classes are held Monday-Saturday. Get the latest class schedule by following the Employee Fitness Center’s Facebook page
  • Email Sheri Albertson to get weekly fitness center updates or answer any questions about fitness.
  • Our trainers have compiled a video library of workouts, exercise demonstrations and advice from our trainers.
  • Get all of the EFC details at NHRMC.org/EFC.
 

Healthy Eating: The Basics of Good Nutrition Can Boost Your Mood

Though routines may be disrupted, we want to help you stick to healthy eating plans for you and your family.

  • NHRMC registered dietitians are available for free virtual one-on-one appointments by calling (910) 667-4143.
  • Contact Ana Evans with any questions on healthy eating/nutrition: ana.evans@nhrmc.org.
  • See the latest recipe videos and sign up for upcoming programs at NHRMC.org/nutrition.
 

Access to Food: Local Discounts and "CSA" Produce Boxes for Sale

NHRMC acknowledges that COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our employees lives, including, for some, where the next meal will come from. 

  • Green Lean Clean (GLC): healthy meals available for delivery
    • NHRMC is working with GLC to ensure that our employees continue to have access to nutritious meals, both at work and at home. GLC will also be offering discounted meal delivery to employees' homes.

Click here for more information on ordering GLC meals.

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Boxes for Sale
    • CSA programs offer a unique form of cooperation between farmers and their community. The details of each CSA depends on the farm, but generally customers pay an up-front subscription fee to the farm in return for a weekly box of assorted fresh produce. Farmers use the collected fees to purchase the supplies necessary to grow the crops to fill subscriptions. CSAs are popular because they directly support growers while providing a fun way to explore the wide variety of local foods.

Click here for more information on Feast Down East's CSA Program and order your box. Please note ordering opens on Mondays and they do sell out quickly.

Sleep for Health

 

Is getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep per night enough? It's a question that's worth learning about — nearly 35 percent of adults get less than the recommended 7+ hours per night. And there are many facts that support increasing that number.

Sleep affects every aspect of your waking life. It is essential to your overall well-being. Seek help if you're not getting a good night's rest.

Sleep can be a challenge. Here a few tips for getting a better night's sleep: 

  • Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekends.
  • Get some exercise every day. But not close to bedtime.
  • Go outside. Try to get natural sunlight for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Avoid nicotine and caffeine. Both are stimulants that keep you awake. Caffeine can take 6–8 hours to wear off completely.
  • Don’t take naps after mid-afternoon. And keep them short.
  • Avoid alcohol and large meals before bedtime. Both can prevent deep, restorative sleep.
  • Limit electronics before bed. Try reading a book, listening to soothing music, or another relaxing activity instead.
  • Create a good sleeping environment. Keep the temperature cool if possible. Get rid of sound and light distractions. Make it dark. Silence your cell phone.
  • Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get up and do a relaxing activity until you feel sleepy again.
  • See your health care provider if nothing you try helps. They can determine if you need further testing. They can also help you learn new ways to manage stress.