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UVU Wellness Website: An Overview

Staying healthy in a busy school environment can seem impossible. UVU, however, has many resources to help students take care of themselves in all aspects of wellness. The UVU Wellness Website provides information on all of these resources in one accessible place. However, since some students may not be familiar with the Wellness website, this guide has been written to help visitors know how to navigate it and what to expect when they do.

Events

Did you know that the UVU Wellness program hosts events Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.? On Mondays, interns walk around campus and hand out free healthy snacks. Visit the Demonstration Kitchen in the Student Life building on Tuesdays to try an easy recipe you can make at home. Wellness Wednesdays, where students can learn healthy habits, are held weekly in “The Zone” (across from the UVU campus store). Reflection Thursdays, held on campus, help students better understand how to live healthier lives. Take advantage of UVU Wellness events by grabbing a free snack and learning to take care of yourself as you walk from class to class.

Health Coaching

The Health Coaching tab provides information on the various coaching resources available to students. Does your diet worry you? Coaching sessions on nutritional strategies, intuitive eating, and plant-based nutrition have you covered. There are also services such as fitness and mental health enhancement programs. If you’re looking for direction or a nudge from a friend to embark on your own fitness journey, coaching is available for you.

Dietitian

Did you know that UVU has its own dietician, Kayla Jacobson? Jacobson said, “I enjoy helping students cultivate a healthy relationship with food. I love helping them see food as their friend and learning to eat in a way that is both physically and mentally helpful. Eating doesn’t have to be confusing, stressful or expensive! » Take advantage of what a professional can do for you!

Health Risk Assessment

Unfortunately, the health risk assessment program will be phased out over the next few months. The program was designed to help students assess personal medical risk by providing them with a standard medical examination including assessment of blood pressure, weight and heart rate.

Class presentations

Teachers, do you struggle to teach your students about a health-related topic? Suggested health topics for class presentations are Stress Busters, Alcohol and Tobacco 101, The Dangers of Disordered Eating, Intuitive Eating, Getting on a Path to a Healthier You, Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Health, Sexual Health, and Mental Health. To request these presentations, go to Wellness website and ask for senior public health and health administration interns to teach your class!

Reclining massage chairs

Did you know that UVU offers massage chairs for students? Chairs have long been a staple of the Wellness Center for their affordability and ability to relax sore muscles. It costs two dollars for fifteen minutes most days, with free use on the first Friday of every month and finals week! You can find them at the Student Life and Wellness Center, room 211.

Stress reduction room

As declared on the wellness site, the stress reduction room is “a private room with dim lighting and relaxing music. Students/employees can use the room for private meditation, guided meditation, meditation cushions, DVDs and yoga mats, and pillows are available. Walk-ins are welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Healthy cooking class

Would you like to eat healthy, but don’t know where to start? Sign up for a free healthy cooking class “held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life (SL) Show Kitchen,” the website says. The classes are interactive and “full of tips on preparing healthy meals, and participants always have the opportunity to try the recipes of [the] to classify.”

walking group

The UVU Walking Group is a great place to meet new people, get to know campus, and take a few steps. They meet every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the south end of the Hall of Flags. Don’t have time to meet them? They’ve got you covered with the Wolverine Mile, a “permanently marked” path through UVU for students to walk, complete with a downloadable map. As the website says, “Walking is an easy and effective way to start or maintain fitness in your life. In addition to improving your physical condition, walking can be a great stimulant in the middle of a long day at work! »

wellness wheel

The Wellness Wheel is a great resource for you to learn how UVU can help you intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually, socially and nutritionally. By simply clicking on the respective banners, all UVU resources regarding the chosen topic will appear so that you can learn more about them! “I think it’s easy to navigate. I love the wellness wheel. The programs they offer are well explained and seem easy to enroll. Also, the cost is well displayed and reasonable for each program,” said one interviewee attending UVU. The Health and Wellness section also plans to use the Wellness Wheel as a basis for future article topics. See “A Letter from the Health and Wellness Editor” on page 4 of this issue for more information.

Fitness Pass

Can’t afford a gym pass? UVU offers a fully equipped gym located in the Student Life (SL) building. Students with ten or more credit hours for the semester get the pass for free, while students with less than ten hours can get a pass for $40. More details regarding the installation can be found at Center for Student Life and Wellbeing website.

UVU has so much to offer, and there is something every student can benefit from! Find out what will help you succeed by discovering well-being during your university career at uvu.edu/wellness.