The American Heart Association reports that spending time in naturecan help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Join the world’s largest treasure hunt by checking out Geocaching.Download the Geocaching app to get started. There are 651 geocaches around State College!
Looking for an easy and nutritious dish for an upcoming picnic? Here is a great single-serving pasta salad with lots of veggies. Multiply the ingredients to share with others. Pasta and veggie bowl, courtesy of HealthWorks.
Students at the University Park campus are fortunate to live near the pristine beauty of Rothrock State Forest. This forest, and its hiking trails, can be accessed at the Galbraith Gap parking lot (8.7 miles from campus), and at the Shingletown Gap parking lot (5.7 miles from campus). Always use a map when hiking, bring water & snacks, and your fully charged cell phone.
According to a recent Penn State study, exercise may improve sleep quality and quantity. Researchers found that study participants who were more active went to bed earlier and experienced better sleep. They also found that less activity was associated with worse sleep. Learn more about how being active may lead to better sleep.
Food insecurity affects as many as 1 in 2 college students. The Lion’s Pantry helps any student who is in need. Check out the Summer Cub Pantry Locations at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, LGBTQA Student Resource Center and Student Care and Advocacy. For summer hours and additional details, visit the Lion’s Pantry website.
Taking a break from classes? Keep your brain active this summer by listening to a podcast. Regardless of your summer plans, continue to fuel your intellectual wellness by checking out one of these podcasts from National Public Radio: TED Radio Hour, Invisibilia, and The Hidden Brain.
Fresh smoothies are a great way to consume fruit and dairy in one convenient and healthy serving. We recommend that you use fat-free yogurt and do not add syrups or sugar. Watch Jackie, from HealthWorks, walk you through how to make a strawberry smoothie.
It isn’t always easy to achieve enough physical activity, especially when you aren’t sure what to do. Here are tools to help you stay active this summer! Enjoy this 20-minute stair workout video from Penn State PRO Wellness.Learn more about how to build an active lifestyle.
Hydration plays a critical role in how well your brain and body function. There is increasing evidence that even mild dehydration can lead to cognitive impairments. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average person should drink 64 ounces of fluid per day. People who are physically active, or work in the heat, need to drink more.
It’s not always easy to remember to drink water. We suggest carrying a reusable water bottle.