Wellness is Key
This past week was the third annual Wellness Week on Saint Joseph’s Campus. There were a ton of fun and amazing events here on campus. These events are meant to help focus on your mental, physical and spiritual health. Each day they offered free classes in O’pake gym that you can try before purchasing a class card for the semester. The classes they are offering are fun and anyone can try them, whether you’ve been working out for years or have just started to take an interest in exercising your body! The classes included Zumba, Yoga, Cardio Circuit, and Total Body Sculpting. I have started to gain a huge interest in yoga, because it allows me to be still in a world consumed with chaos. On days where I have tons of school work and seem like the world is coming to an end, I try to take at least ten to twenty minutes to take a few deep breaths and to get a little namaste in! After attending the evening class on Thursday, I feel way more connected to myself because I haven’t been able to practice since school has begun! I can’t wait to continue to go and bring others with me the rest of this semester, because it really is a wonderful way to clear your mind from all the school work and it can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Unfortunately, I was only able to make the yoga class due to a busy week, but I still made time for a run or went to the gym on the first floor of Villiger. I will also be trying out some other workout classes here on campus and in other towns close by, such as Manayunk!
Another fun event that I was able to attend this week was “Eat This, Not That.” This event was on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and it was hosted by peer educators that gave us tips for eating well-balanced meals in Campion or tricks for cooking a delicious and healthy meal in our dorms! They also provided free popcorn and green tea for those who attended. They started off by asking us to write down a few snacks that we have in our dorm room and foods that we generally eat for dinner in Campion. I wrote that I generally make a salad for dinner, unless if I’m unusually hungry and have the sudden urge to get into the line for the delicious pasta. They gave us some great tips, such as, using olive oil as a dressing because most of those other dressings can be extremely fattening. They also gave us some better options for my fellow coffee drinkers who love to put that tasty and irresistible french vanilla or hazelnut creamer in their coffee. They said that a great option is to drink the hazelnut coffee and use fat-free milk to make it less fattening. I tried it out the next day and loved it! I gained so much information this past week on maintaining a healthy college life and will be sure to post all of the useful information and ideas in the coming weeks!