December 8, 2019

PCOW’s Physical Wellness Profile: Dr. Jeremy Larochelle

Professor of Spanish Jeremy Larochelle

Professor of Spanish Jeremy Larochelle

This week, in finishing up our articles on the President’s Council on Wellness Physical dimension of our Wellness Wheel, we sat down with Dr. Jeremy Larochelle, Professor of Spanish, who is in his 14th year at UMW. He tries to incorporate biking or walking into his day and many times he is seen biking to his home from UMW about 20 minutes away. Larochelle enjoys being physically well and active to help “keep balance in life,” not just with his family but also at work. His favorite activity is kayaking or canoeing and also hiking during the summer months. Larochelle encourages people to just go outside, even if it is just for 10 minutes, and breathe fresh air. His top tips are to be consistent in physical activity and plan times into the work week, head to the gym or go on a walk with family or friends. We all tend to be a little too work focused and scheduling a short break will help to keep our mind sharper and clearer. How can we incorporate being more physically well this week into our lives?