Saint Louis University

Wellness Programs

Wellness Suite
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.
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Healthy Campus Week
September 21 - 25, 2016 includes a week full of activities that promote physical activity, healthy eating, stress management and overall wellness.

IRON-SLU Triathlon
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 . 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 25th, 2016.

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 17th, 2016 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at the BSC in the lower level Ballrooms.

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 18th, 2016 at the Simon Recreation Center.

Walk to Madrid
Walk to Madrid is a virtual walking program to promote an active lifestyle for our faculty, staff, and students. It's a team approach with members tracking their steps with a pedometer and competing against other teams to see who can walk the farthest! This program runs from June 6th - July 31st, 2016

Other Resources
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 contacting us at

The following Student Health and Wellness Guide provided by has information on topics that impact students including mental and physical health!

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