Health, Wellness, and the Weekend
This weekend I had some of the most fun I've had all semester. I got to celebrate three friends' birthdays, go to my favorite event of the year, and have a quiet night in with sisters all in one weekend. And I even got homework done! It's a miracle!
One of the things that surprised me most about this weekend, however, was a program that I went to on Friday night put on by our chapter's Risk Manager. As an officer, she makes sure we're safe, whether by educating us on university alcohol policies, making sure we're aware of all of the resources available, or organizing programs to improve our healthy living.
Friday was a SMARRT presentation that she organized on Health and Wellness. The Students Meeting About Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT) program is one which allows students to receive education on issues relevant to the average college student through peer education and discussion. They offer programs on Policies and Procedures, Alcohol and Drug Education, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Health and Wellness.
Health and Wellness is their newest program, and I wasn't sure what to expect. What we got was awesome, informative, and open to discussion. The program taught us about appropriate exercise, sleep, and eating habits, providing us with info on everything from sleep patterns to proper nutrition. Additionally, the leaders handed out sheets for everyone with info to keep in mind, as well as contact info for on-campus resources. I learned a lot, including that we have a campus nutritionist at health services and even that the CWRU mattresses have different firmness sides.
I've had a lot of fun experiences in my first year and a half at Case, but I often forget just how much of what I learn in college will stay with me throughout life. Hopefully good habits that I start now will stick, and I'll be able to make the most of all the fabulous opportunities ahead.