While everyone’s wellness journey is different, the end goal is almost always the same: to Be Well. For those who are just starting down their own path or are hesitant to start, Liz Lynch, encourages her fellow cast members to try the various events and resources Disney offers. “Start small, find what works best, outline what you want to achieve and make it happen,” Liz shared. “But most importantly, have fun!”
Soon approaching two major milestones in her life – turning 50 and becoming a newlywed – Liz, a manager for learning and development, decided it was time to make wellness a priority.
She partnered with her doctors to help monitor her exercise, diet and lifestyle changes, leaned on her family for support, and utilized Disney Be Well, which is available to all cast members across Disney Parks, Experiences & Products and offers various programs and resources to prioritize health, find balance and eat healthy like the Cast, Friends & Family 5K and Sunrise Yoga at Magic Kingdom Park.
By meeting with a health coach and joining Mickey’s Cast Fitness Center, Liz found her passion for exercise. Liz also uses wellness applications available for Disney cast members to access at no cost.
With the help of Disney Be Well, Liz was able to introduce healthy habits into her life and continues exercising daily whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking or paddle boarding. She even set a new goal in the process: To stay fit throughout her 50s. “I joke with my husband that some people gain weight when they get married, but I lost some. I wanted to spend a healthy life with him, even if we didn’t meet until I was in my 40s.”
As we celebrate World Health Day, try these four activities everyone will love!
- Share your favorite healthy recipe with others.
- Engage in meditation for mental health.
- Go for an afternoon walk.
- Set wellness goals for yourself.
Our cast are ready to be active this World Health Day and beyond with Disney Be Well other resources available for cast. Are you ready to kick start your wellness journey with the help of Disney Be Well? Visit waltdisneyworldjobs.com to apply for a role today to join a team of more than 70,000 magic makers!