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Foundations of Health and Wellness

Positive lifestyle changes can improve your physical and emotional health, improve your academic performance and prolong your life.  Proper NUTRITION, adequate PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, quality SLEEP and STRESS management are the foundations to good health.


A well-balanced diet is crucial for overall health and performance.  A healthy diet includes the following:  

Physical Activity

Adequate exercise reduces stress, improves health, reduces your risk of chronic diseases and improves brain function. 


As young adults, sleep is vital for brain development, academic performance and a healthy emotional state.


While acute stress cannot be avoided, chronic stress has severe negative health consequences including depression, anxiety, physical symptoms and sleep disturbances.