Wellness Week 2016

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Every spring semester, the Wellness department dedicates an entire week to educating students about the seven dimensions of wellness. Through several fun events and activities, students will learn ways to bring new, healthy habits into their current lifestyle.

Wellness Week begins on February 8th with the Wellness Week Kickoff from 11am-1pm at the Rotunda. Join us for awesome prizes, t-shirts, and lots of fun while you’re passing through on your way to class!

Join in on February 8th at 7pm as Wellness teams up with Southern Adventures at the RAC to teach the technique of belaying so we can become expert rock climbers. No experience is required, so don’t worry!

Intramurals are a great way to make new friends while becoming more social and active at the same time. Registration for Intramural Softball and Tennis will open February 8th and close February 23rd. Get your bats and rackets ready and sign up here

CPR and AED training are great skills to have knowledge of, even if they don’t have to be used. For only $35, come learn how to perform ventilations, chest compressions, provide care to an individual who is choking, and more. With successful completion of the course, you will obtain an American Red Cross CPR Adult, Child, & Infant with AED certification valid for two whole years! Join us on February 9th in the Aquatics classroom from 5pm-9pm for this amazing opportunity!

Personal well-being can play a huge role in our academic success. Join us on February 9th at 6pm for the Wellness and GPA Workshop. The event will take place in Russell Union 2080.

The LiveWell Fair will take place from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, February 10th. Come interact with both on-campus and off-campus vendors geared specifically towards health and wellness. The Russell Union Commons will be full of vendors ready to take questions and give away free goodies! Having a LiveWell Fair passport grants you eligibility for a free t-shirt!

If you can’t make the First Aid Class on Tuesday, don’t sweat it! There will be another class on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm is the Aquatics classroom.

On Wednesday at 7pm, Southern Adventures will be hosting an introductory clinic on how to properly perform basic bicycle maintenance and tune-ups. No prior knowledge is necessary, Southern Adventures is here to make us experts!

To finish Wellness Week with a bang, join us in the Russell Union Ballroom at 7pm on Thursday, February 11th where Mental Health Speaker Kevin Breel will be making an appearance to discuss the stigma associated with depression. Since Breel is only 22, he will be easy super easy for us students to relate to. Kevin Breel’s TED Talk is in the Top 10 “Most Watched” talks, so his talk is destined to be amazing!

Graduate school can be exciting, but extremely stressful at the same time. During the Graduate School Self-Care Workshop presented by student-therapists from the Georgia Southern Psychology Clinic and members of the University Wellness Program, grad students will become aware of resources for self-care and learn how to develop a self-care plan. This event will take place in Russell Union 2041 at 7pm. 

Wellness Week is jam-packed with great events, allowing students to have fun and learn about the importance of the seven dimensions of wellness simultaneously. Let’s “Be Whale, Do Whale” and have a great time during Wellness Week 2016!

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