Student Health 101 – October Issue Now Available!

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As a service to the UMBC community, University Health Services is providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 for students and their families. Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help students make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students.

Each month, you’ll receive an e-mail with the latest issue of the family-only The Student Advocate, along with the Student Health 101 issue that our students will receive. Please take a few minutes to read the issues each month, as we believe that they can be a valuable resource for you.

You can read the October issue of The Student Advocate online by clicking here.

You’re also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101 issue for our students, online here.

The October issue has some great articles including:
– All-in-one workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere
– The science of choice: Strategies for better health habits
– The job prob: Forecasting your future in the job market
– The pursuit of perfection: What is the cost of your high standards
– Battle of the bars: Is your nutrition bar all health or all hype?
– And much more…

And if you missed it – be sure to check out the September issue, with Sleep study, desirable habits, good mood food and much more here.

Sleep Resources – Tips and Articles

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders which impact daily functioning and adversely affect their health and longevity. If you’re like millions of other people, you often have trouble getting enough good-quality sleep to be rested, focused, and most productive during the day.

If you or someone you love is sleep-deprived, visit our ‘Tips and Articles’ page for tips and tools to get good sleep. We have provided resources on the health benefits of proper sleep, techniques for improving sleep, and links to sleep assessments. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration. Visit us now!

Healthy Retrievers Kickoff (9/23)

The Healthy Retrievers Kickoff will be taking place on Tuesday, September 23, from 3:30- 5:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Faculty and staff, please attend, and spread the word! Join us for our kickoff event to launch the UMBC Healthy Retrievers Initiative! All UMBC campus community members are invited to attend.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Steven Scharf of the University of Maryland Baltimore Sleep Disorders Center.

A short reception will follow the keynote. Free refreshments will be served and a raffle will be drawn for a chance to win a FitBit.

Healthy Retrievers is a proud partner of the National Healthy Campus 2020 initiative to improve the overall health status of UMBC’s students, faculty and staff.  The vision of the Healthy Retriever Initiative is a campus community where all members live long, healthy lives.

Peace@UMBC Meditation Community Resumes 9/5

Peace@UMBC is a weekly meditation hour open to faculty, students, and staff who want to cultivate greater peace in their lives and relationships through the development of a meditation practice. Join us as we sit together and explore our inner experience. No meditation experience is necessary – all are welcome!

We will sit together on Fridays from 1-1:50 p.m. in the Women’s Center (Commons 004). All sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. so we ask that out of respect for others you please arrive on time. Seating is limited and spaces are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first Friday session of each month is open for all but designated for newcomers to meditation as we will provide instruction in sitting meditation, conscious breathing, and ways to set-up a regular meditation practice. The remaining sessions of each month will be focused on sitting meditation. We will be exploring a variety of meditation techniques lead by different facilitators. For more information contact Jill Weinknecht Wardell at 5-1442 or