“This Week In Wellness” is sponsored by the Offices of Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Fitness Center, and Health and Wellness Education.
Each week, we present a new health-related topic.
The end of the school year can pose many challenges. You may find yourself worried about the transition back home, about keeping in contact with your friends, and about keeping in contact with your significant other.
Summer break is just around the corner—sun, fun, and long days with nothing to do but lazing around—but this may not be what your parents have in mind! Here are 10 tips for college students when not at college.
Environmental action means taking the simple steps in the different places where we all live. By choosing five or more of these ideas, you are joining thousands of others doing the same. Make your actions count today!
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States, more than all other cancers combined.
The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer.
Believe it or not, flowers are good for more than just great smells and pretty sights. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers University, flowers also help us with our emotional health.
Make this year’s Spring Break memorable. Follow these guidelines to have fun and stay safe and healthy.
Is chocolate good for your heart? A little, in moderation, might be beneficial.
Experts agree that despite those persistent, not-so-healthy habits, there are ways to break negative patterns and keep healthy resolutions throughout the New Year. The key is to keep everything in perspective and to prepare psychologically for the journey.
Influenza or the “flu” is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory system. Influenza can cause mild to severe illness, with death resulting in some cases. This overview covers symptoms, causes, treatments, and preventions.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve or review energy drinks, because they are marketed as dietary supplements.
Therefore, many drink claims have not been proven, the amount of added ingredients is neither standardized nor identified on the label, and their safety is not known.
Students might feel really out of sorts as the semester comes to a close. Pressures from coursework, final exams, and adjusting to moving back home temporarily might feel overwhelming.
Here are some tips to help get a handle on your feelings and reactions.
The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15th by encouraging smokers to quit smoking that day. Quitting, even for one day, smokers take an important step towards a healthier life and reducing cancer risk.
Communication is key to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things; being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you create and maintain a healthy relationship.
Halloween is one of many holidays where people create good memories by carrying on the traditions.
However, times have changed regarding safety. Have fun and stay safe by following these tips.
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.
Pumpkins are the giants of the squash family, nutritionally and by weight. They are very rich in beta carotene and also contain vitamin C, folate (a B vitamin), a little calcium and iron, and some fiber. They are also very low in calories, about 80 per cup.
Despite its frequent use as a dessert ingredient, pumpkin is not just a healthy food, but a superfood. Its deep orange flesh is a dead giveaway that the pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, now known to be a major factor in helping prevent both cancer and heart disease.
College offers new experiences and challenges. This can be exciting, but it can also be stressful and make you feel sad. When "the blues" last for weeks or interfere with school or social life, it may be clinical depression.
Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, fibers, and other substances that are important for good health.
West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness, a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control contains important information that can help you recognize and prevent West Nile virus.
Healthy Monday starts the week off right, with healthy walks around campus, cooking demos, educational speakers, and more.
The first six weeks of college are considered a "red zone" for first-year students, when sexual assault or rape are most likely. Find out how to prevent sexual assault on campus.
During summer, many of us think we have to go on a crazy diet. However, we couldn’t be more wrong. Here are healthy ways to feel “lite” and still get the proper nutrition.
Learn about Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the fight against childhood cancers.
You can reduce your risk of getting cancer in a variety of ways, including keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, and protecting your skin from the sun.
Answer these questions to find out whether you or someone close to you may have a drinking problem.
Resources to assist smokers with tobacco cessation are available at Cabrini College. Take the first step towards a healthier, new you!
Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. Blood donation is an integral part of the health and well-being of the community. The need is constant, and there is no substitute for volunteer blood donations. Each donation can help save up to three lives.
Healthy eating can be a challenge during college. One strategy is to learn the art of mindful eating, based on the concept of mindfulness: bringing one’s awareness completely to the present moment.
Resolutions are tough to keep, but people can form new habits and change their ways. Follow these tips to accomplish your goals.
Learn 11 ways to learn to love your body.
February is Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. This Week in Wellness provides information about high blood pressure and the current effort to increase awareness about sodium consumption and its role in high blood pressure.
As our winter seems to be unseasonably warm and we have been lucky to have some warmer, sunnier days, it’s important that we take advantage of them, not only for our mental health, but our physical health as well. The sun is a great source of vitamin D, a common vitamin that many people seem to lack.
What exactly does it mean to be a part of the Healthy Monday movement? Learn how to use this campus resource most effectively and what can it do for you.
Enjoy some fun and healthy ways to beat the holiday blues.
These practical goal-setting tips can help make it easier to set and reach your health and wellness goals.
These guidelines can help you make healthy food choices and limit tempting, high-calorie foods during the holidays and other special occasions.
Take a look at the short-term and long-term effects of smoking cessation.
There is little doubt that smoking is bad for your health, but you may not understand exactly how it affects you adversely during your daily routine, including your workout.
One way to take control of the stress in your life is through physical activity. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.
Learn who gets breast cancer, how to prevent breast cancer, how to know if you're at risk.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most-often-committed and deadliest crimes. Far too many people still don’t understand that alcohol, drugs, and driving don’t mix.
Learning effective money management not only enables you to live comfortably within your means, but also helps you to increase your wealth. Before you can sensibly apply money management tips, it’s helpful to be familiar with a few money management terms.
College offers new experiences and challenges. This can be exciting. It can also be stressful and make you, or someone you know, feel sad. But when "the blues" last for weeks, or interfere with academic or social functioning, it may be clinical depression. Clinical depression is a common, frequently unrecognized illness that can be effectively treated.
Read the following flu facts, provided by the CDC.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the odors of natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy is a great, natural compliment or alternative to other health treatment options, such as certain prescribed medications.
Could something as simple as exercise really improve grades or test scores?! Exercise can increase the number of brain cells in the hippocampus (a brain structure important in learning and memory). Exercise also helps counter the effects of stress and boosts the brain’s ability to fight off infections.
Cancer prevention is possible, and most cancer prevention measures are all around healthy lifestyle strategies, which also improve overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here are tips to reduce your risk of cancer, as well as enhance total well-being.
The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States, with a goal to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
We all deserve to be delighted. We all deserve to smile. Laughter is "the best medicine” and could definitely take the stress out of our minds.
Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Here are 10 positive healthy habits to consider developing.