Student Wellness @ Mary Baldwin

What is Wellness?

Information for student wellness at MBU

Wellness encompasses a wide range of those questions you often ask yourself.
Make personal wellness in all areas of your life a priority today!

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Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness

  • Physical wellness is centered on proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. Physical wellness incorporates the following to promote health:
    • Regular physical activity
    • Healthy eating and portion control
    • Smart decisions regarding: sex, alcohol and drugs
    • Stress and sleep management
  • On Campus Resources:
    • Physical Activity Center  – is open to students and faculty for cardio, weights, and complementary recreational group exercise classes (link to group exercise class schedule if available).
    • Campus Dining Services – provides nutrient information on the healthy options they make just for you
    • Student Health Center are available when you feel that you need more help managing your wellness.
  • Community Resources:
  • Internet Resources:
Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness

  • Emotional wellness is the ability to understand and accept feelings, manage our behaviors, and positively cope with stress. Emotional wellness involves:
    • Self-reflection on your own feelings and actions
    • Development and maintenance of healthy relationships
    • Creating balance
  • On Campus Resources:
    • Student Organizations are a way to feel connected and work on your interpersonal skills.
    • Physical Activity Center  – offers complementary yoga classes to MBU students and faculty
    • Student Life staff members are able to assist you in several ways ranging from roommate disagreements to struggling during your first year.
    • Student Health Center are available when you feel that you need more help managing your wellness.
  • Community Resources
  • Internet Resources:
    • The Women’s Initiative provides women with effective counseling, social support and education to positively transform challenges into growth.
Community Wellness

Community Wellness

  • Community wellness is the ability to relate and connect with other people to have a positive impact on our community. Components of community wellness include:
    • Getting involved on campus and in the community
    • Embracing and respecting diverse people and opinions
    • Serving others to contribute to the common welfare
  • On-Campus Resources:
  • Community Resources:
  • Internet Resources
    • Volunteer Match to find organizations near you that are in need of your help
Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

  • Spiritual wellness is a very personal matter involving values and beliefs and the meaning and purpose for our life. This may include:
    • Self-reflection with regard to our values and beliefs
    • Making informed and ethical decisions
    • Opportunity to exam and experience religions
    • Practicing tolerance with others who have different beliefs
  • On-Campus Resources:
  • Community Resources:
  • Internet Resources:
    • Church Finder – is a tool that allows you to find churches in your area
Academic/Occupational Wellness

Academic/Occupational Wellness

  • Occupational or academic wellness is the ability to gain personal fulfillment during school and as professionals while maintaining balance in our lives. Academic/occupational wellness encompasses:
    • Identifying individual strengths and interests
    • Exploring possibilities for future career
    • Gaining experience in fields of interest
  • On-Campus Resources
  • Internet Resources
Environmental Wellness

Environmental Wellness

  • Environmental wellness is the ability to recognize our own influence and responsibility for sustainable practices that conserve our natural resources.
  • On-Campus Resources:
  • Community Resources:
    • Polyface Farms practices sustainable agriculture to provide local food.
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