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Key Messages

Exercise Intuitively: Listen to your body and do what makes you feel good

Mix It Up: Integrate flexibility, cardio and strength training

Stay Active and Consistent: Aim to move intuitively 3-5 days a week for 30 minutes

Exercise for Health: Rather than for appearance or burning calories


Recharge Your Body: Sleep for optimal daily functioning, it's the most effective thing you can do for your health each day

Restore Your Mind: Sleep for memory and creativity, mental wellness, and mood and emotion regulation

Rest: Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Strive for 7-9 hours of consistent, quality sleep each night


Eat Intuitively: Give yourself permission to eat any food when you're hungry

Weight is not Worth: Who you are isn't dictated by your body size or shape

Eat Whole and Fun Foods: Get a variety of foods, ranging from veggies to dessert, each day

Get Enough Fuel: This means 3 meals and 2-3 snacks for college students  


Understand: How these substances work, the effects on your health, the risks, the legal consequences

Reflect: On your reasons for using, on your options, it's your choice

Plan: Practice low-risk strategies for safer use and to reduce harm


What messages do you receive related to your body and physical health? Listen to these new perspectives, reframing the way we think about our health with the hope of cultivating more balance in our lives.


Not all food is created equal, and climate change is having an effect on nutrient content of food.

Ted Talk: NUTRITION: How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Podcast: Leah Penniman on Farming While Black 


Listen to neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki talk about the benefits of exercise for the brain. Consider your relationship with exercise and if you look at exercise the same way. 

Ted Talk: EXERCISE: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki 

Podcast: What Makes Athletes Tick? | Meb Keflezighi





In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep.

Ted Talk: SLEEP: How to succeed? Get more sleep | Arianna Huffington

Podcast: Don't Count Sheep: Better Bedtime Rituals


What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. 

Ted Talk: ALCOHOL & DRUGS: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong 

Podcast: Inside the Current State of College Drinking Culture





Are you willing to do an experiment to help you feel better about your body and physical health? We want to challenge you to try something new in the hopes of building new skills for your toolbox. 


What have you learned as a result of listening and engaging in new activities related to your body and physical health? 

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We want to help you find joy in your journey, wherever you’re at. We have many resources within OHP and throughout campus to continue this conversation—we’re here to listen, reflect, and help you set and achieve health goals that feel intuitive, sustainable, and balanced.