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Trying to maintain a healthy weight?

Attempting to maintain a healthy weight is often difficult, especially for people who are constantly on the go or who struggle trying to buy healthy foods. 

There are many easy tips that can help you reach a healthy weight. These include:


-Eat lots of fruits and vegetables! They are full of fiber and make you feel full.  These make good snacks during the day if you are slightly hungry a couple hours before a meal.

-Serving sizes are very important to watch out for.  A healthy plate should be ½ fruits or vegetables, ¼ protein, and … Continue Reading

Stress Management


Stress refers to the consequence of the failure of a human to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined. There are two different types of stress that can occur:

–          Acute stress is described as “fight or flight.”  The body either feels challenged or  scared. 

–          Chronic stress is more subtle but may be longer lasting.


It is important to find ways to manage stress to avoid these feelings and instead, stay more motivated and ready to take action.  Long-term stressful situations can produce a lasting, low-level stress.  However, because … Continue Reading

The Importance of Sleep

Getting Sleep

                For most people, getting a good amount of sleep at night is at the bottom of their priority list.   Since there are so many things to accomplish in one day, many people are trying to utilize as many hours as they can while they are awake.  Is this doing more harm or good? The answer is simple:  Sleep does amazing things for the body and mind and significantly increases good health.  For instance, getting 7 or more hours of sleep each night will help regulate appetite hormones and aid the body to keep a healthy weight.  It also … Continue Reading


Welcome to BGSU WellAware employee wellness blog. We will post weekly health and wellness articles. We encourage individuals to post their own health and wellness information or feedback such as recipes or exercise tips.


Mission of the Wellaware:
Promote employee wellness through coordinated campus efforts on
Wellness and health education, programs, and health screenings at BGSU.

**These programs brought to you by a generous donation from Medical Mutual of Ohio, with support from the Human Resources Department, Department of Recreation and Wellness, WellAware, and The Division of Student Affairs**


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