Savannah Dougherty, winner of the 2016 Governor’s Fitness Award for Conquering Obesity, spoke to faculty, staff, and local community members on Tuesday, May 14, sharing her personal story and inspiring attendees to find their own paths to wellness.
Dougherty described the five pillars of wellness (mindset, education, nutrition, physical activity, and practice & consistency) that helped her lose 130 pounds over the course of a year and eliminate health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. She stressed the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive team and being your own best coach, with suggestions such as following only positive social media accounts and using sticky notes to leave yourself uplifting messages.
Several resources were mentioned during Dougherty’s presentation, including:
- The Headspace App for guided meditations
- Jim Rohn motivational speeches
- Super Size Me documentary
- The Gut: Our Second Brain documentary
For more information, feel free to contact Savannah Dougherty at: firstname.lastname@example.org