Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

83% of RAMS describe their health as good, very good or excellent!

- The Well's Health Survey, Spring 2016, n=856

Healthy Living is about way more than your physical body. There are many different dimensions of wellness. At The Well, we think it is important to take care of ALL of you- not just your body. That is why we provide education and services on a variety of topics that affect health. Healthy Living is all about the choices you make and the habits you form. We want healthy living to be about using accurate information to make the best choices for you. The Well's staff members are here to help you in your journey to being the healthiest possible version of yourself. If you are interested in more information, need a consultation, or want us to speak to your group, you can give us a call at (804) 828-WELL (9355) or use our online form to request a presentation.   


 
 

When was your last check-up? Have you received your yearly physical? That is one of the many things you can do at VCU University Student Health Services.  USHS staff are here to address your healthcare needs. Students can visit University Student Health Services to find out more or to make an appointment.


45% of RAMS meet the American Heart Association’s Recommendations for weekly exercise!* Looking for ways to get moving? Visit VCU Rec Sports for information on wellness, classes, group workouts and more!


53% of female RAMS reported receiving a routine gynecological exam within the last 12 months.* 

According to The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “An annual visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks." (Well-woman visit. Committee Opinion No. 534. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:421–4.)

Did you know? Student Health offers routine well-woman exams for only 45$? Visit their website for more information!


When was the last time you touched yourself? 39% of male RAMS and 37% of female RAMS reported performing a testicular or breast self-exam in the last 30 days.* 

Not sure what to do? Visit http://www.testicularcancerawarenessfoundation.org/self-exam-how-to/  and http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps?gclid=COHbzYz_gcsCFdRbhgod59gNRQ or visit The Well to learn more about how you can perform self-exams. 


Sometimes, wellness is about more than just your body and mind. We know that students often worry about finances. Check out this new resource on campus to help!

Logo for The Money Spot at VCU

 

T‌he Money Spot at VCU is a peer-to-peer financial coaching service offered by students enrolled in the School of Business finance major. This resource is free to all current VCU students. Call (804) 827-0174 or email themoneyspot@vcu.edu to make an appointment Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm in Hibbs Hall, Room 211.


*The Well's Health Survey, Spring 2016, n=856