According to the Center for Prevention and Outreach website, simple activities such as coloring, connecting with your peers, exercise, DIY crafts, meditation and healthy eating can increase your overall mental health.
College students are constantly stressed. Between ominous tests, looming deadlines and the nagging desire to be involved everywhere to make your resume glow, it’s easy to crack under the pressure and search for some kind of comfort.
It is the horror we have all heard about, and the threat that hangs over the heads of all incoming college students: the ‘Freshman Fifteen.’ A myth that is as old as college itself, it claims that every student’s first year at school will be greeted with a large gain in weight. But fear not, because despite what you have heard, the freshman fifteen is completely fictitious.
In an effort to go green and fight carbon emissions, Stony Brook University launched SBU Wolf Ride in April of this year. This promotion of health, sustainability and eco-friendliness parallels projects like Citi Bike in New York City and joins other national movements promoting a healthier lifestyle. The message is clear and positive, but the scope, effectiveness and utilization of the program are impotent.