Contact Us

healthed@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4658

Director of Student Wellness Programs

Sara Martinez

Office

D 105

Hours

Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8am to 7pm & Wednesdays from 8am to 8pm.

If our office is closed but you need any of our resources, please contact Sara Martinez at 989-964-2292 to schedule an appointment or feel free to contact her at sjmarti2@svsu.edu or our Peer Health Educators at healthed@svsu.edu.

Wellness

 As college students, it is important to maintain a healthy body and mind. Here are some of the ways we recommend incorporating healthy habits with on-campus resources.

 

Eat Wisely

Eat wisely to maximize your health. Eat a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It is important to include fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products in your diet, and limit total salt, fat, sugar, and alcohol.

For a one-on-one consultation on any dietary restrictions or needs regarding our on-campus facilities, please contact Jason Wolverton from Dining Services at jewolver@svsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Also, check out our PHE page about healthy snacks, serving sizes, and other nutrition tips.

 

Weight Management

Strive for a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, losing even a little will help. If you are at a healthy weight, maintain it. Staying in control of your weight helps you be healthy now and in the future.

At SVSU, our Campus Recreation Center offers personal training and a wellness program called Fit Into College. For more information, please visit their website.

 

Be Physically Active

Avoid inactivity. Some activity is better than none. Aim for at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Every 10 minute session counts! Do strengthening activities at least 2 days each week.

At SVSU, our Campus Recreation Center is free for SVSU students to use. All you need is your student ID. Check out the Campus Recreation website for more information about intramurals, club sports, and fitness classes which are designed to be low cost and for all fitness levels.

Also, check out our this neat handout about staying active while in college, Stay fit on campus (471kB). 

Take Care of Yourself Emotionally 

College can be stressful, which is why it is important to take care of yourself, emotionally. Furthermore, mental illness can affect people of any age, but often first appear between the ages of 18 and 24. This is why it is important to know about our resources here on campus.

At the SVSU Student Counseling Center, they offer free counseling to SVSU students, along with free mental health and substance abuse screenings. They offer confidential, non-judgmental services that do not become a part of your student file.

If you find yourself getting stressed out, check out the list PHE made that will help you de-stress on campus and this free link to this emotional health toolkit.   

PHE and other student groups on campus offer a variety of programs that help students learn how to manage their time and de-stress in healthy ways. Check out the SVSU event calendar or the SVSU OrgSync calendar for more information about those type of programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to learn more, please check out the rest of our website or look for events with the Peer Health Education logo.

 

 

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