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Time for a Hoosier Wellness Checkup: Tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle

Gym equipment is pictured in an off campus apartment Oct. 2, 2022.
Gym equipment is pictured in an off campus apartment Oct. 2, 2022.

Midterms, cooler weather and homecoming are in sight. While this time can be stressful, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather wellness tips to help us feel in control. 

As the weather gets cooler, take some time to go outside and spend at least 30 minutes on a walk. You can head to Kirkwood Avenue to explore or travelWells Library to study. Additionally, the Student Recreational Sports Center provides students with group exercise classes, basketball courts, strength and cardio areas as well as a pool for swimming. 

There are also plenty of intramural sports, such as basketball, volleyball and dodgeball for  students to spend time with friends and challenge their minds and bodies. 

While wellness is important for the body, the mind also needs support and care. The Student Health Center provides Hoosiers with resources for physical and mental health. 

Feeling sick? The health center has an online scheduler for checkups. Need to talk to someone about classes or how you’re feeling? Counseling and Psychological Services is here to listen and support Hoosiers, virtually and in-person. 

Wellness for the  mind and body can also include participating in campus clubs or organizations. BeINvolved lets students search for clubs and organizations that interest them, helping all Hoosiers find a community in Indiana.

College students all live complex lives. Days are filled with classes, studying, cramming in seeing a friend for coffee, meeting with professors, filling out an internship application and plenty more. As college students, it can be difficult to define wellness as eating healthy and getting seven or more hours of sleep, but everyone can work to take an hour out of the day to take a walk with a friend, participate in an intramural basketball game or go to a club meeting we’re passionate about.

Wellness comes in many forms and reflecting on what can be done for oneself, mind and body allows everyone to be better students and people.

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