High Point offers plentiful health and wellness options that keep residents healthy and fit for enjoying life
High Point’s great outdoor recreation and quality of life are rounded out with impressive wellness and health options that keep residents fit and healthy for enjoying life.
“When you talk about quality of life, health and wellness is a huge part of that,” says Barry Kitley, director of community relations at High Point University, which in 2017 was named one of the 100 healthiest employers in the United States.
HPU’s Wellness Program encourages employees to leave their desks three times a day for 10 minutes at a time and do some sort of physical activity, “even if it’s just to walk round the building,” Kitley says. The university also has a wellness center that students and employees can access 24 hours a day, and programs regarding healthy eating and lifestyles.
The university extends these types of opportunities to the general community as well. Students and faculty in health-care-focused programs frequently provide health screenings at the High Point Farmer’s Market and area festivals, and the university’s community center can be used for free by nonprofits holding fitness events.
Other wellness options abound throughout the High Point region, with more than 20 cycling and running clubs in the area. There are also numerous fitness facilities, such as OrangeTheory and CrossFit, that offer a variety of strength and conditioning programs.
In addition, many of the area’s medical facilities have programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle. For example, The Fitness Center at High Point Regional uses experts in physiology, sports science and nutrition to design individual wellness programs for anybody over the age of 14. Other programs can be found at Bethany Medical Center, Cone Health MedCenter, Cornerstone Health, Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine, and Triad Women’s Health and Wellness Center.