Wellness must be a prerequisite to all else. Students cannot be intellectually proficient if they are physically and psychologically unwell. - Ernest Boyer
We all know that in order to do your best in college you need to study hard, complete your assignments, and pay attention in class. But, have you ever thought about how you also need to take care of yourself in order to do your best? Students report the top five impediments to their academic performance as wellness related issues (1). Issues involving sexual activity, alcohol/drug use, poor eating habits, stress management, or a lack of sleep could affect your academic performance. More importantly, the decisions that you make regarding some of these issues could affect you for the rest of your life.
Sound scary? Well, the good news is that the university has numerous resources to help you navigate the important issues that you might face during your college years. A Healthy You encompasses the Student Health Center's health promotion efforts serving as a valuable resource intended to contribute to your personal wellness.
(1) American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (2008)