The Best Week of the Year

champwellIt’s time to get prepared for the greatest week of the semester: Wellness Week! If you aren’t familiar with this exciting week, you should be. It is filled with many wellness-related events that will help you become the best you can be with a ton of information on how to be well to do well! And because there are so many events, here is a list of what’s going on and a little description of each so that you can pick which event is right for you!

Tuesday February 10th (TODAY!)

  • “Play is the Game”
    • 11 AM – 1 PM @ the Nursing/Education Building Area
      • Relive the excitement of recess by playing some classic games! You have the chance to win prizes!
  • “The Dr. Will See You Now: Lunch & Learn”
    • 12 PM – 1:30 PM @ Russell Union 2047
      • Free lunch will be served as a nurse practitioner discusses womens’ health and ways to create lifelong healthy habits.
  • Body Image Screening
    • 3 PM – 5 PM @ the RAC
      • Ever wondered how Barbie looks on a real-life scale? Come find out how skewed the beauty standard really is by discussing healthy eating with a trained counselor!
  • “Healthy Communities by Design”
    • 7 PM @ the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
      • Find out how cities can be designed for active living! Consultant Mark Fenton offers a strong case for sustainability in this exciting presentation.

Wednesday February 11th

  • LiveWell Fair
    • 10 AM – 2 PM @ the Russell Union
      • Businesses and organizations from the community rally together to talk about wellness. Don’t miss out on chair massages, freebies, and healthy cooking demonstrations!
  • 150 Minutes of Play
    • 11 AM – 1 PM @ the Rotunda
      • Discover the benefits of getting 150 minutes of activity each week while having fun and receiving giveaways!
  • Empty Bowl Project
    • 11 AM – 2 PM @ the Rotunda
      • Come grab a hand painted bowl from Free Spirit Pottery and fill it up with some tasty chili for only $10. The bowl you select  will be yours to keep in remembrance of all the Empty Bowls around the world. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the local food bank.
  • Guy’s & Ladies Night Out
    • 5pm, Nesmith Lane Rm. 1601
      • Form a team of 4 and test your health IQ with this pub-style trivia game. Nuts, root beer, and mocktails will be complimentary. A prize will go to the winning team.
  • How to Build a Wealth of Health
    • 5:30pm, RAC Seminar Room
      • Students are less distracted and more productive when they’re not under financial stress. This event will empower students to control their financial future and reduce their financial stress. Come learn how to set yourself on the right path for a successful financial future.

Thursday February 12th

  • Give Me 25 for a Prize
    • 11am – 1pm, Lakeside
      • What will it be? Pushups, burpees, squats, or jumping jacks….for a prize.
  • Meditate to Renovate
    • 3:30pm, Russell Union Rm. 2047
      • Do you want to lower your blood pressure, decrease your anxiety and gain focus? Find your zen with the help of the Counseling Center.
  • Hot Wings, Hot Topics
    • 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Williams Center Multipurpose Room
      • Panel representatives from various highly recognized religions will engage with audience participants to discuss a variety of contemporary “hot topics” while enjoying hot wings! The purpose of this event is to promote mutual understanding and appreciation of diverse religions. Hear and discuss answers to gay marriage, abortion, and creationism versus evolution.
Friday, February 13th
  • Make Your Appointment Day
    • Anytime, Any Computer
      • Make your appointment for your annual physical exam at Health Services by logging into your MyGeorgiaSouthern account and clicking on “Eagle OSH”.


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