We have all been taught, most at a very young age, how to take care of our physical bodies: cover a cut with a band aid, put aloe on a sunburn to ease pain, wash hands to stop the spread of germs. These are just [...]
The first time suicide impacted me directly was when a friend of mine took his life. Caprice was the son of a preacher and his brother owned a mega church in Chicago. As kids, we were each other’s church play husband and wife; whatever that meant [...]
Finlandia Wellness Committee is excited to announce the first campus community event of the 2017-18 academic year!
Finlandia University employees and students are invited to join Team FinnU at Light the Night Fun Run/Walk, a fun 5k and family-friendly 1k event in Laurium. The event is held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.
The Wellness Committee has worked out a deal for all Finlandia Students to receive a discount. Free glow sticks and washable color blast powder will [...]
The Finlandia University Wellness Committee is proud to present the inaugural Mont Ripley Discount Day for students and employees of the university. This includes a $25 Day Pass (normally $35) and $15 Rental (normally $32-$38). Lessons will be made available courtesy of Cindy Cowell in TRiO.
February is a month to celebrate your heart, and not just for Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association named February “Heart Month.” Below are some links with ideas on how to better care for your heart.
Would you like to learn more about the impact of sugar in our diet? The Finlandia University Wellness Committee will be showing “That Sugar Film” in Mannerheim Central on Saturday, December 10 at noon. We will have some healthy food to enjoy this documentary with. If you haven’t seen it yet, it will be an eye opener!
The holiday season is upon us and so are the candy canes, the cookies, and soon there will be the pork pie tourtieres, a local holiday tradition! Your campus wellness committee doesn’t want to ruin the holidays for you. The traditional goodies, food, is a large part of family gatherings and socialization. However, becoming more aware of what you are feeding your body can help you to avoid feeling sluggish and putting on extra pounds. You may even find yourself [...]
Stress tends to increase near the end of the semester, meaning stress management is important. This stress can come from the pressure of the holidays, as well as academic responsibilities. Too much stress can decrease your immune system, so it’s important to deal with stress early.
Below are five great stress management tips.
Often stress can cause physical responses in your body such as elevated heart rates. When this happens, the best way to expend this extra energy is to exercise. Doctors [...]
The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes
along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.