Wellness Center
Wellness Center

WMH Wellness Center

Take Action to Prevent Injuries & Illnesses

Cardiac rehab nurse with patientThe Wyandot Memorial Hospital Wellness Center is here to help you and your family stay fit and healthy for the years to come. This facility is designed to meet all of your health and fitness goals, from exercise training to building a healthy diet. Not sure where to start? Our knowledgeable staff can help you create a health and wellness plan for your entire family.

Start Eating Right

Your diet plays a major role in your health. In fact, many hospital physicians create a new diet for patients that will aid in their recovery. There is no one-size-fits-all diet. Every body type has different needs, and it can even be dangerous taking on a new diet without talking with your doctor. Do not put too much stock into fad diets or poorly researched advice found on the internet. None of these diets take your specific needs into consideration.

While there is no one ideal diet for everyone, there are some choices you can make to improve your overall health:

  • Reduce sodium – Salt is used on almost everything, but salt is also the primary source of sodium. Our body does need sodium, so you should never cut it out entirely, but too much sodium is a leading cause of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. The American Heart Association recommends you limit sodium to 2,300mg per day.
  • More “good” cholesterol – High-density lipoprotein is often called “good” cholesterol because it can help remove artery plaque caused by “bad” cholesterol. Some items that contain “good cholesterol include extra virgin olive oil, fish, whole grains, beans, nuts, and avocado.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables – It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are good for you. Be sure to buy these items fresh rather than frozen or from a can. These boxed and canned items are often full of preservatives that are not good for your health.
  • Cut down on solid fats – Solid fats are fats that are solid at room temperature. These include items like butter; beef, pork, and chicken fat; hydrogenated oils; margarine; cream; ice cream; etc. Make sure items like these are only eaten occasionally rather than every day.

This is only a basic intro to creating a healthy diet. Our wellness center team can help you create one designed to meet your personal fitness goals.

Keep Up With Physical Activity

It can be hard to work exercise into a daily routine. The good news is that you do not have to cram all of your exercises into one long session. 10 minute bursts of mild to vigorous exercise throughout the day serve as a major asset to your health. Ideally, you will want at least 30 minutes of exercise total throughout the day, five days a week.

The Wellness Center staff can help you build an exercise routine and figure out ways to fit exercise into your schedule. It may even be possible to plan a small 10 minute workout into your workday. Stop by the Wellness Center today to start creating your fitness plan.

Wellness Member Hours

  • Monday: 2 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am - 12 Noon & 1 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Friday: n/a
  • Saturday: 8 am - 12 Noon
  • Sunday: n/a

The Wellness Center is closed daily from 12 Noon to 1 pm