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Marie Cascarano
Apr 9, 2020

Why We Should Take ‘Social Distancing’ Seriously

Apr 9, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

by Elena Lymbouras What’s going on? --I am sure many of you are asking yourself this question, especially now with these out of the ordinary circumstances. Staying home isn’t easy and like I am, many of you are struggling, however it is important and here’s why. ‘Social distancing’ is a public health practice to help lessen the spread of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19). Although the term uses the word “social” it is referring to “physical” distancing. Keeping your distance (6 feet or more) could...

Marie Cascarano
Mar 30, 2020

Ways to Cope With Loneliness During COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

By Bren Fitzmaurice   Staying cooped up inside all-day during this pandemic can be rough. Humans are social creatures, so spending days in isolation can be agonizing, and even detrimental to your mental health. Counseling and Psychological Services recommends resources such as Let’s Tele-Talk, TAO Connect, and Sanvello to help cope with the anxiety, depression, and loneliness you may be feeling during this time. While maintaining your distance from others is extremely important to keep Coro...

Marie Cascarano
Mar 10, 2020

Sleep Week 2020

Mar 10, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

March 16th - March 20th Tired of feeling tired all the time? Annoyed that you can't get enough sleep? Had enough of feeling sluggish throughout the day? Fortunately for you, Sleep Week is here! The Office of Health Promotion has curated helpful information about sleep and how you can get more of it. We will be talking about sleep environments, ways to promote healthy sleep habits, and giving out sleep-tastic giveaways along with chances to win our Sleepy Time Basket! Visit us throughout the...

Marie Cascarano
Feb 26, 2020

Safer Spring Break

Feb 26, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

March 2- March 6, 2020 Spring Break is a time to take a breather from the daily grind of the semester. Whether you’re taking a road trip, traveling abroad, or taking a staycation, the Office of Health Promotion wants you to be safe and prepared. From March 2 - March 6, we’ll be providing you with information and resources to stay safe and healthy. Monday, March 2 Safer Spring Break Table 1 pm - 4 pm Library Learn more about the benefits of sunscreen! We will be giving away sunscreen, ...

Marie Cascarano
Feb 17, 2020

Body Positive Art Submissions Now Being Accepted!

Feb 17, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

The Office of Health Promotion presents My Body is a Masterpiece art exhibit. We want to spread body positive messages and we want your creative ideas and help to promote this message. The art exhibit will be displayed during Body Acceptance Week. There will be 3 prize winners. All art pieces must be brought to the Office of Health Promotion Drop In Center (located between the Student Center and Richardson Hall) no later than February 21st by 4:00 pm.  Please be sure to read the detailed lis...

Marie Cascarano
Feb 14, 2020

Body Acceptance Week

Feb 14, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

February 24th- 28th Your body is a masterpiece! It’s unique. One of a kind. An original! From the way that your body moves, to the intricacies of its interior design that keeps you alive. It is an amazing work of art- a true masterpiece! Join the Office of Health Promotion from Monday, February 24th to Friday, February 28th for Body Acceptance Week 2020 as we celebrate our bodies. It’s going to be a visually stimulating week designed to help you appreciate how remarkable your body is. My bo...

Marie Cascarano
Feb 13, 2020

Mindful Eating can Help Your Relationship with Food

Feb 13, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

Kayla Tozzi & Rian Weinstein   When you think of relationships, you may think of how you interact with friends, family, partners, or peers. Though cultivating these interpersonal relationships is essential, there is another important relationship that deserves your attention: your relationship with food. Like interpersonal relationships, food relationships can be an emotionally charged topic for many, yet it is important to reflect on this in order to build a healthy relationship with food....

Marie Cascarano
Jan 30, 2020

Healthy Relationship Week

Jan 30, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

February 10-14, 2020 Take time this February to reflect on all the relationships in your life! Join the Office of Health Promotion for this year’s Healthy Relationships Week from Monday, February 10 -  Friday, February 14th. We will be exploring romantic, platonic, professional and casual relationships. Learn ways you can express love or appreciation to the people in your life and nurture healthy relationships (including the relationship with yourself).   Monday, February 10 Candy, Cards...

Marie Cascarano
Jan 28, 2020

Flu Prevention

Jan 28, 2020 by Marie Cascarano

By Brenna Fitzmaurice Flu season is upon us! On top of getting into the swing of the spring semester, it’s time to get into habits that will keep you healthy and help you avoid getting the flu! The last thing you need is being stuck in bed as deadlines for assignments approach. Thankfully, the CDC offers some great tips on how to stay healthy during the cold months. Read about them here!   Tips to Prevent the Flu* Get vaccinated! It’s not too late. The Health Center in Blanton Hall off...

Carissa Ruf
Nov 27, 2019

DeStress for Finals Week

Nov 27, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

As finals approach and the semester comes to a close, it is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. The Office of Health Promotion is here to help you with self-care and manage your stress to keep you physically and emotionally healthy through this stressful time in the school year. Come join us for a week of stress reducing events from Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13. This year's events are travel-themed and events aim to educate students on healthy eating, sleeping and study hab...

Carissa Ruf
Nov 19, 2019

Safer Sex is Sweet Week

Nov 19, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Office of Health Promotion is hosting our annual Safer Sex is Sweet Week from Monday, December 2 - Saturday, December 7. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Our goal is to provide you with resources and information on safer sex practices! S...

Marie Cascarano
Nov 8, 2019

Tips to Getting You Motivated and Back on Track

Nov 8, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

By Elena LyMbouras It's that time of the semester again. The mid-semester blues! It can be overwhelming-- registering for classes, assignments piling up, final projects deadlines, and a sleep schedule that is beyond out of control. Take a step back and breathe. You are not alone! At times, we all fall behind, and that's okay. If you are feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, and you just don't know what to do to get you through the rest of the semester, read up on some of these tips to help get y...

Marie Cascarano
Oct 28, 2019

Have a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween

Oct 28, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Halloween is a time for creative costumes, scary decorations, and fun parties. Getting dressed up and going out with your friends can be a lot of fun. Here are a few safety tips to make sure that you have a spooktacular and safe Halloween. Wear a functional costume. If you’re going to dress up, wear something that you can move in and be seen in. Be sure your clothing and shoes are comfortable and do not restrict your movement. Clothing that is too dark will make it difficult for motorists to...

Marie Cascarano
Oct 8, 2019

Do you have medications you don't need?

Oct 8, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Do you know where to take them? Through our partnership with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), a permanent medication drop box is available at University Police Headquarters.  This location will be able to accept medications 24 hours a day 365 days a year for proper disposal. All items discarded will be destroyed with no questions asked. This program is designed to provide a safe place to discard old or unused prescriptions drugs that could be dangerous to others and harmful ...

Carissa Ruf
Oct 2, 2019

Mind Body Being

Oct 2, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Struggle with negative body image? Join Mind.Body.Being on Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:30pm.  This seven (7) week series encourages group members to support one another in overcoming struggles with body image and food. It combines yoga, meditation and community building with the goal of developing a more compassionate relationship with food, body and self. Members will learn important skills for relaxation, connecting with one’s body and attending to its need for nourishment. Group Meets: Th...