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noun | well·ness | \ˈwel-nəs\ | definition: the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort | synonyms: fitness, healthiness, heartiness, wholeness
Take care of your mind, body, and spirit
Being mentally and physically healthy includes taking care of yourself every day, understanding that challenges are normal, and knowing what to do when you don’t feel well.
Some of the top wellness concerns affecting students include:
Food and nutrition
Learn how to eat well on a budget, get started on cooking, and meal prep.
Being physically active can reduce stress and help you feel more energized and alert, making it a lot easier to focus on studying, writing, completing assignments or lab work, and preparing for exams.
Getting enough quality sleep is crucial for performing your best. Lack of sleep has a significant impact on brain function, health, safety, and longevity. Sleep itself can actually improve mental function, and researchers are discovering that it is vital for learning and memory (Healthy Sleep, The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School).
Stress & anxiety
Stress and anxiety can be normal responses to challenges, but there are many ways to manage these feelings.
Sex & sexual health
Learning about sex and sexual health can help you have safe, respectful, and enjoyable experiences.
Alcohol and other drugs
Understand UBC substance use policies and learn more about substance misuse.