Allison Folwell, Alamance Regional Dining Services
Tell us what makes Allison a Wellness Superhero.
Allison became more aware of how important our health and diet are and has been making an effort to eat more vegetables and exercise daily. She says she used to view this as a chore and would consider herself “healthy” if she ate a side of carrots with her sandwich at lunch. She is proud to report that she has fallen in love with taking care of her body and that she is so happy with the lifestyle changes she has made.
What inspired Allison to get healthy and stay healthy?
Allison says her inspiration to get healthy came from starting to work in healthcare and learning the impact that diet and exercise can have on a person’s wellbeing. She stated, “we only get one life to live, and I want to take care of it the best I can and live it well.” High cholesterol runs in her family and she wants to do everything in her power to overcome it.
Are there any activities or hobbies that Allison participates in that she didn’t before?
Some new activities that Allison says she enjoys are hiking and HIIT group exercise classes.
If you could say one thing to other employees to inspire them, what would you say?
Allison says that your discipline will yield delight! Once you discipline yourself to make something a habit and get into a rhythm, that habit will become a part of who you are. With time you will realize that you were meant to love and take care of your body, and that is one of the best things you can do for yourself as well as those around you.