Get Healthy Now Wellness Center Member of the Month - October
Congratulations to Jake Wildstrom for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for October. This month’s theme is Mental Health and Sustainability. Keep reading to learn more about how Jake practices mental health and sustainable efforts to keep him motivated while pursuing his health journey.
Jake has worked at U of L for 10 years as an Associate Professor in the Mathematics department at the College of Arts and Sciences. His favorite hobbies are crocheting, playing board games, brewing beer, and collecting and maintaining mechanical calculators. Jake uses his bike as his primary mode of transportation and also makes his daily visits to the GHN Wellness Center on his bike. He is an awesome example for pursuing sustainability efforts in making this world a better place to live.
Jake was previously diagnosed pre-hypertensive, but his consistent visits to GHN allowed him to lower his blood pressure. In the last 6 months, Jake significantly cut down on his meat consumption, reduced his portion sizes and established better hydration habits, which can be easily forgotten. Jake’s dedication to his new diet and exercise regimen resulted in him losing 5 lbs. in the last 6 months.
In relation to October’s wellness theme of Mental Health and Sustainability, Jake keeps GHN as a part of his daily routine to help structure his entire day. Jake has worked on his mental fitness by engaging and incorporating Mindfulness exercises in his daily tasks for psychological well-being and improved focus. The time spent on the elliptical with a book and music is a dedicated piece of recreation time for Jake and it helps develop the physical strength he’s hoping to build too. Jake’s current focus is building muscle mass, stamina and endurance to increase his ability to live day-to-day and bike longer without getting tired.
What’s on Jake’s “Bucket List”? He would like to visit Southeast Asia during his lifetime.
Hip-hip-hooray to October’s Member of the Month, Jake Wildstrom!