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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

Listen

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.

Nutrition

Learn about how racism and injustice exists in the food system and how Leah Penniman, and others, are fighting to reclaim the inherent right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people.

Podcast: Leah Penniman podcast
Article: You Call it Starvation. I Call it Biohacking

 

Exercise

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. 

Video: Wendy Suzuki's TED talk
Article: My weight has nothing to do with how good a runner I am

 

 

 

Sleep

Sleep is Your Superpower. Listen to sleep scientist Matt Walker to learn why you need sleep before and after learning! 

Video: Matt Walker's TED talk
Article: Many College Students Don’t Sleep Well

 

Alcohol

How have politics and technology changed the way we talk about the drinking culture on college campuses? Listen to this WBUR podcast to hear an interview with a BC grad. 

Podcast: Inside the Current State of College Drinking Culture
Article: What Being Sober Has Meant to Me

 

 

 

Do

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. 

Reflect

What have you learned as a result of listening to new perspectives and engaging in new practices related to your physical health? Submit your reflection to receive your free giveaway and be entered into the raffle! 

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Let's Talk More...

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.