Why Should we Worry about Diabetes?

Every 23 seconds, another American is diagnosed with diabetes. And according to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the average yearly health care cost for a person with diabetes is $13,700, with $7,900 due to diabetes alone. This illness, although prevalent, is not seen as serious by people as it should be. Many live with […]

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The Campus Farmers Market is here!

Pop, pop, pop! The smell of freshly popped kettle corn lingers in the air as you stroll through the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market. The music plays as visitors chatter joyously with vendors and to each other.  This, you will find, is the wonderful experience when visiting the market. Occurring on Saturday mornings from 9AM […]

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“Wellie” Big Welcome

Here is a big whale-come to the 2016 Fall semester at Georgia Southern University from me, Wellie the Wellness whale! Whether this year is your first semester, or you have experienced many tides at Georgia Southern, I would like to express how excited I am for fall semester to begin! For the students who may […]

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Nutrition & You: Detox Diets

Detox diets- what are they, exactly? Well, these “diets” are short-term “cleanses”that most people follow to quickly lose weight, to give the body a fresh start from a long period of eating unhealthily or, generally, to detoxify the body. Juice cleanses, fasting, drinking only liquids (with no food), and restricting foods to only eating fruits and vegetables are […]

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“Whale”abrating the End of the Year!

As we are studying profusely for our finals this week, the University Wellness Program is reminiscing on the efforts and accomplishments of the Wellness Programs put on just for our Eagle Nation. These programs include: Worry-Free Wednesday, Stomp Out Stigma Week, Don’t Be That Guy/Girl (DBTG) Week, the Campus Farmers Market, Wellness Week, Sexual Assault […]

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Clothesline Project

Speak out Teach everyone Observe Protect “You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” ― Jeanne McElvaney, Healing Insights: Effects of Abuse for Adults Abused as Children For many years now, Georgia Southern University has brought […]

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Be Aware of Alcohol

Calling all EAGLES! Wellness here– to have you think twice before you drink that fourth or fifth serving of alcohol. Did you know that on average, students spend more money on alcohol than they do on textbooks? Crazy! Now most of you are probably thinking that we are going to hone you for drinking and […]

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