Physical Health is an important component of all-around wellness. When we feel physically well, we can better focus on our healing. Access to physical health changes depending on your social location, and the Wellness Centre provides space to acknowledge these realities.
While physical health consists of many components, here is a brief list of the key areas that should be addressed:
Physical activity - includes strength, flexibility, and endurance
Nutrition and diet - includes nutrient intake, fluid intake, and healthy digestion
Alcohol and drugs - includes safe consumption of these substances, and support for abstinence if that is the person’s choice
Medical self-care - includes addressing minor ailments or injuries and seeking good quality emergency care as necessary
Rest and sleep - includes periodic rest and relaxation, along with high quality sleep
Summer Programming at Tait Mackenzie
There are tons of great programs offered for people of all genders throughout the year at Tait Mackenzie, from one-on-one training, to drop-in group classes, to professional development programs and so much more.
Above is the weekly schedule of all drop-in classes offered at Tait Mackenzie Gym.
Years ago students saw a need for a space that was just for women and non-binary folks to feel comfortable working out. WOMEN’S ONLY GYM TIME DOES NOT OPERATE IN THE SUMMER.
YFS Wellness Centre + York First Aid Club Workshops
Last year the YFS Wellness Centre up with the York First Aid Club to offer you interesting and informative First Aid workshops.
Below are some of the topics covered this year. What programming would you like to see?
Feb 6/7- CPR With and Without a Bystander and AED
Feb 13/14 – Choking and Poisoning
Feb 27/28- Heart Attack, Angina, Stroke
Mar 6/7- Burns, External Bleeding, EpiPen Training
Mar 13/14- Hyperventilation, Asthma, Seizure
Mar 20/21 – CPR With and Without a Bystander and AED