In America, new food crazes seem to pop up every week. We should eat kale! Now we need micro-greens! Everyone must put collagen in their smoothies to function! While health is at the core of these movements, they are overwhelming and can push people away from attempting to eat a healthy diet. While eating lots… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Drink More Water!
Midterms are stressful. Not only are you being tested on your knowledge, it oftentimes is the first time you’re seeing your professor’s testing style. Students sometimes become so overwhelmed by the mere thought of preparing for their midterms and writing their essays, they find it hard to start. While a certain amount of stress surrounding… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Easy Ways to Prepare for your Midterms (Yes, they’re coming!)
Frigid mornings. Icy windshields. Wet socks. Dark afternoons. We are in the throes of winter and the assignments are starting to roll in. Our break seemed too short and personally, I’m still tired from fall finals. There are ways, however, to boost your mood and your motivation levels throughout the Winter semester. While there will… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: 7 Ways to Maintain Positivity in the Winter Months
The whirlwind of midterms and mid-semester papers can leave us all feeling overwhelmed and anxious. As our “To Do” lists grow longer, it can be tempting to sleep less, or even pull an all-nighter, to get more work done. While an extra three hours of homework and studying in the evening seems like a good… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: 7 Reasons to Get More Sleep (Plus Some Tips for Healthy Sleeping Habits)
Have you used some of the services provided by the Wellness Center? You have probably benefited, even if you have never heard of them. Located on the first floor of the Snow Health Center, they work in conjunction with CAPS to provide complete health and wellness services for students here on campus. For example, they… Continue reading National College Health Assessment & The Wellness Center
Mental health is just as important as bodily health. You wouldn’t expect to do well in class with the flu or an untreated broken leg, so why would you let mental health concerns go untreated. Check out these workshops offered by CAPS this year. CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops during the Fall… Continue reading CAPS Campus Offerings Winter 2016
Want to help some of your fellow students on campus and get some great real world experience in public health and awareness? The Wellness Center is launching a peer education program and actively seeking motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join! Peer educators present to student groups about relevant health topics such as alcohol and… Continue reading Check it Out: HealthSpeak
WELLNESS WOOF WEDNESDAY: The EMU Wellness Center has partnered with Therapaws of Michigan to make interaction with therapy dogs a regular occurrence at EMU. Research indicates that interaction with therapy dogs can temporarily affect the release of various neurotransmitters in the brain; levels of oxytocin (linked with bonding) and dopamine (involved in the reward-motivation system)… Continue reading WELLNESS WOOF WEDNESDAY