The Give ‘Em Health Devils Health Expo is coming to the Tempe Sun Devil Fitness Complex on 04/14! The festivities begin at 3 PM and end at 7 PM. Come and learn how to live a healthier life and get in on the free games, food, and prizes! There will be a range of activities and ways to learn more about wellness and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. 

We’re pushing through the Spring semester, and with that comes exams, papers, and other assignments. For some of us, this can be a stressful time with feelings of anxiety and burnout, so now is a good opportunity to check in with your mental health and evaluate how you’re doing. If you find that you are struggling, there are resources available to Sun Devils to help us out and get us back on the path to success. Below are five questions to ask yourself to assess how your mental health is doing and some tips to help bring balance.

It’s January and you can feel it in the crisp winter air. It’s the time of year to return back to campus and re-engage in our academic goals. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is as prevalent as ever, especially with the new Omicron variant. ASU is taking it seriously and has implemented some policy changes to help keep us all safe and healthy. Follow the policies and tips during this semester and we can make it a successful, healthy semester for all of us.

College students today are having trouble eating healthy due to a lack of time and funds.

Oregon State University published a study in 2011, which revealed that college students are not consuming the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables.

President of the Student Nutrition Council on campus, Anateresa De Leon was able to speak on what barriers students face when trying to eat healthy.

“A lot of it is money and also we’re college students so, our priorities aren’t always great. A lot of times we want short term satisfaction versus long term.” De Leon said.

Welcome to, “Hot Seat” where we take topics in health and fitness and figuratively put them on the hot seat to distinguish fact from myth. I hope you all learn something from this series and continue to read up on all of them as they come out.

For those who spend a lot of time on social media there is a possibility that you have seen a celebrity or public figure promoting a detox tea. Typically they say, “it’s my favorite drink” and urge their followers to purchase said product with their special discount code.

A key aspect of what the SDFC does is to promote overall health and wellness. That includes forming good habits to promote and build health on the inside just as much as the outside. Lifting weights and running on the treadmill are both great exercise and a great place to start when building the physique you want. However, a balanced, nutritious diet is just as essential to reaching your goals and staying on top of your fitness.

Wellness vending machines will be introduced in the coming months at the Polytechnic and West campuses as the first steps to provide the convenience of 24/7 on-campus access to over the counter medications and personal hygiene products where local retail pharmacies are not easily accessible at all hours of the day. More information coming soon.

Eating right and sticking to a balanced diet is essential to Building Your Best You. But consulting with a registered dietitian can help students start down a path to proper nutrition and help those already on that path stay focused on reaching their goals. Luckily, the SDFC has its own dietitian to help both sets of students. 

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