Wellness & Prevention

Everyone is different. It is important to make choices that work for you! That may include following one or more of these basic recommendations:

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Good Moves Yoga clip for beginners
  • Go to bed early enough that you can sleep until you feel refreshed. This is typically for 5–10 hours.
  • Go outside for at least 10 minutes per day; the closer you can get to natural settings the better.
  • Meditate for 10 minutes a day.
  • Find joyful movement in whatever capacity you are able every day. If possible, try for 25 minutes and do strength work two or more days per week. This might include walking, stretching, hiking, running, gardening, swimming, yoga, dancing, etc.
  • Find at least one local or virtual organization that you value, and engage with it on a regular basis.
  • Attend events that are different from your cultural norm.
  • Attend at least one meeting per year with the Center for Careers, Life, and Service.
  • Eat a colorful plate that is mostly plant-based. Reduce consumption of sweetened beverages. Enjoy foods you find fun or nostalgic.
  • Practice mindful eating.
  • Create visual, performance, or literary art.
  • Search for experiences of awe… even in what seems mundane.
  • Meet with a fiduciary financial advisor to prepare a long-term budget.

Basic Wellness Support

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Meeting Your Basic Needs

Contact the Chaplain’s Office if you have concerns about your food security or need help with accessing toiletries, sheets, cooking kits, and other personal items. It is very important that you can protect yourself when the weather is extreme. There’s a small collection of winter wear items available in the student pantry at the CRSSJ, as well.

You can also meet needs through the Emergency Fund


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Have you had 5 or more drinks in a day or used a recreational drug or a prescription medication for non-medical reasons?

Alcohol misuse is consumption that puts individuals at increased risk for adverse health and social consequences. You can find help for alcohol misuse online or by making an appointment with SHAW.

Cannabis and other drug misuse is use of a substance for a purpose not consistent with legal or medical guidelines. This includes using prescription medicines for non-medical purposes and taking someone else's prescription. You can find help for drug misuse online at or by making an appointment with SHAW.

  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  2. National Library of Medicine

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