Did you know?
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
- 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart disease annually
- One person dies every 33 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
In most cases, heart disease is preventable when adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating high blood pressure, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and getting regular checkups.
On-campus heart disease prevention and personal well-being resources.
- BGSU Faculty and Staff Free One-Month SRC Membership
All BGSU faculty and staff and graduate assistants under contract are eligible for a free one-month membership to the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Pick any month during the year and enjoy full access to the SRC and unlimited group exercises classes.
- FREE Movement Sessions
Yoga sessions, martial arts, step & tone, pickleball and women & weights workshops at the Recreation Center.
- Mental Well-Being Programming
- IMPACT Solutions Employee Assistance Program
- Falcon Health Chat
- Healthy cooking and food preparation classes in the Teaching Kitchen
What participants have to say about Well-Being Programs
Well-Being Programs helped me feel more calm, less worried and able to see what I'm grateful for in my life. The sessions and activities were interesting and got the audience involved. ~ Former Well-Being Program Participant
Well-Being is a Journey.
Well-being is an active pursuit to achieve harmony between the many dimensions in our lives, and when balanced, brings a sense of satisfaction, optimism, purpose and meaningful connection to others. Well-Being Programs were developed to empower your well-being journey and to help foster the development of necessary life skills to succeed at BGSU and beyond.
Well-Being Programs Primary Goals
- Increase Mental Health Awareness and Promote Resources - Mental health is just as important as physical health. Our goal is to improve our campus community’s understanding of positive mental health and help students, faculty and staff develop skills, knowledge and perspective on positive well-being practices. Well-Being Programs also promote available resources for students, faculty and staff who might need support, and reduce any stigma that might exist around seeking help.
- Build Healthy Self-Care Habits and Life Skills - Well-Being Programs aim to help individuals discover how to cope with the stressors of everyday life and develop healthy self-care habits and life skills to succeed and flourish.
- Foster a Supportive and Inclusive Community - Well-Being Programs aim to foster a shared sense of belonging and supportive environment on campus. Our goal is to build a thriving and resilient culture of health and well-being at BGSU.and when balanced, brings a sense of satisfaction, optimism, purpose and meaningful connection to others. Well-Being Design were developed to empower your well-being journey and to help foster the development of necessary life skills to succeed at BGSU and beyond between the many dimensions in our well-being.
Developing stress management skills, resiliency and grit, and establishing healthy self-care habits are all essential for living a healthy, meaningful life. Facilitated by the Counseling Center and Wellness Connection Peer Health Educators, these 45-minute interactive, educational sessions can be requested by any campus group (student organization, Residence Hall, department, academic class, and faculty or staff meetings), free of charge!
Well-Being Programs educational session topics include:
- Stress Survival
- Healthy Relationships
- Grit and Resilience
- Healthy Coping
- Exercise is Medicine
- Alcohol, Other Drugs and More
Patrons and guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.372.8495 prior to the activity.
Upcoming FREE Well-Being Design Events and Programs
Updated: 02/05/2024 10:39AM