"Wellness," funny term. What's your definition?
Student Wellness & Health Promotion defines it by considering the many components of one's well-being, such as emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual health.
Wanna assess how you fare across all these components? Or just wanna find out about something specific?
Here are some examples of questions or thoughts you may have that might fall under the general heading "Wellness":
- College is hard. How do I balance classes, friends, activities/clubs, work, exercise, partying and studying? I can't seem to keep up or get it under control.
- I work out and eat well but I still don't feel healthy.
- I can't sleep or I don't get enough sleep. I'm tired all the time.
- I am stressed out all the time.
- I would like to learn more about massage as a means of stress management (Request a Pow! Massage program!).
- I would like to learn other stress management technniques, such as Autogenic Exercises or Progressive Neuromuscular Relaxation.
- I need to find the time to exercise.
- I hate the gym. I need to find a fitness activity that I will like to do. Does the walking I do on my way to class count as exercise?
- I can't get anything done that I need to do because I am always listening to someone else or doing something with or for someone else.
- I have a chronic health condition that makes school seem so much more difficult and no one seems to get it.
- I recently lost someone close to me and I feel like all my friends can't relate.
- Gaming helps me relax and its fun but it's also getting out of hand.
Are any of these resonating with you? If so, please contact us. Or search below for more specific, helpful information. If you do not find your specific concern on this list, it just means this list is not all-inclusive and you will need to contact us personally with your question. We would welcome hearing from you, anytime.
Facts, Self-Help & How-To Information on the following topics:
- Stress management for college students
- Enhancing sleep, nutrition and exercise for stress reduction
- Massage and self-massage techniques for relaxation
- Assertiveness and healthy personal boundaries
- Problem Gambling assessment
- Balanced life assessment
- Exercising to improve health
- The Fit Principle
- Walking for fitness
- Sleep basics
If you are struggling with any of these issues, you can make an appointment to speak with someone at our office by calling 831-3457. Read on to learn more about these topics.
International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
On the Central Green by Memorial Hall & Hullihen Hall
We are pleased to offer "Recovery Yoga" for anyone engaged in a healing process. Participants will not be asked to disclose information about their recovery, but examples include: sexual assault, eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, mental health struggles, veterans of war. Classes will be taught by trained instructors from Transformation Yoga. After this kick-off session, classes will be held on Thursday nights at 7pm in 160 Carpenter Sports Building. Sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Sexual Offense Support, and Student Wellness & Health Promotion.
Bus trip to Rally in DC
Bus will take the group from Newark to Washington, DC
The time has come to UNITE to Face Addiction and stand up for recovery. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event will take place in Washington, DC that will ignite and build a movement to address one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Please join the University of Delaware's Collegiate Recovery Community for a bus trip to this rally. Contact Jess at Jestok@udel.edu for more information.
2nd Annual S.O.S. 5K: Glow for Hope Walk/Run
UD Laird Campus
Whether you are an avid racer, are looking for opportunities to exercise, or are passionate about ending sexual assault, intimate partner violence & stalking on campus, we hope you will join S.O.S. for our 2nd Annual 5K event! Registration is $15 for UD students, $20 Non-Student pre-registration rate until 10/5, $50 Family Rate, $25 Day-of-Event registration. T-shirts, & refreshments for all participants. Proceeds wil benefit S.O.S. Questions? Call Student Wellness 831-3457.