"Our greatest wealth is our health." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wellness is a journey in which there is no finish line. It is comprised of six dimensions that include: Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual, Occupational (Academic), Emotional, and Social health. In order to achieve optimal health we must strive to find balance in these areas.
Our Wellness Suite is located on the bottom level of the Simon Recreation Center. If you have never been in to visit, you are missing out on some great wellness services. The suite is open to all students and members of the Simon Recreation Center and it offers fitness center orientations, techniques for managing stress, flexibility assessment and instruction, nutrition education, blood pressure screenings, and a body composition analysis. You can even check-out exercise videos to take home for 48 hours! Call for an appointment today or stop by during our posted hours.
Student Health 101
We are excited to have Student Health 101 as a resource for our students for the second year. This online health, wellness and academic success publication is for college students and their parents. Student Health 101 is published on over 200 campuses across the country and presents engaging content in a high-tech manner that students embrace.
Check out our most recent issue at: http://readsh101.com/slu.html
Check out the most recent parent issue at: http://readsh101.com/slu-pp.html
Good Eats, Good Health
This once-a-year program is loaded with health information from a variety of on-campus and off-campus vendors. It highlights local restaurants and businesses in and around SLU that provide the campus with different healthy food options and encourage living well. Free food samples, menus, and wellness information are provided by the businesses that participate. This year's Good Eats, Good Health will be held on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at the BSC in the lower level Ballrooms. If you want more information or are interested in participating, you can fill out the Good Eats, Good Health Registration Form!
Poker Walk/Run on National Employee Health & Fitness Day
This event is a great way to incorporate fitness into your day. Participants collect playing cards as they walk or run the path to wellness. The best poker hands at the end of the walk win great prizes. Grab your friends and join us on National Employee Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at the Simon Recreation Center.
The goal of this program is to accumulate "ironman" distances of 2.5 miles swimming (32 lengths per week/4.5 lengths per day), 120 miles bicycling (22.4 miles per week/3.2 miles per day) and 26 miles running (5.24 miles per week/.75 miles per day) during a 5 week period. Participants accumulate mileage on their own, and self-report their totals weekly. For more info or to register, contact Khannie Dastgah at email@example.com . All participants who actively engage in the program will earn an IRON-SLU t-shirt and are eligible for awesome raffle prizes. This program starts on January 27th, 2014.
2014 IRON-SLU REGISTRATION FORM
Campus Recreation also offers cooking demos and wellness lectures. More information on these programs will be announced in upcoming Student Health 101 Newsletters or by
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