Fact or Myth: Is Exercise Before Bedtime Bad for You?

Sleep researchers agree that exercise helps you sleep. However, popular knowledge has suggested that exercising too close to bedtime is bad for sleep, keeping you awake longer. Here’s the argument for why exercising too close to bedtime can disturb your sleep: At night, your body temperature lowers slightly signaling to your body that it is ... [Read more...]

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of life. As humans, we typically spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. On average, the National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours per night for adults.   Although researchers are still learning about why we need sleep, we already know a lot about how and why we sleep. Watch the ... [Read more...]

Faculty Spotlight: Impact of Sleep on Wellness

Sleep is important for faculty, staff, and students. Getting an adequate amount of sleep helps faculty and staff perform their job duties to the best of their abilities and helps students participate fully in their education. According to research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, the following amounts of sleep are recommended for each age ... [Read more...]

Stress and Wellness

As students, we experience stress from many different sources: New independence Classes and exams Social obligations Roommate negotiations Financial commitments Family turmoil Not all stress is bad; in fact, some stress can keep you out of the way of danger or even help you express your talents and perform well. Chronic stress, or stress that ... [Read more...]

Be Well: Mindful Yoga

The Wellness Initiative is offering a free series of yoga and mindfulness classes to undergraduate students this quarter! Wednesdays | 6:30am - 8:00am | Hill Hall Lounge Thursdays | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | FFMC Gym Be Well is an 8-week series of yoga classes that integrate mindfulness meditation. Each week, students will learn about mindfulness, ... [Read more...]

Mind-Body Connection

The idea of the connection between the mind and the body is far from new. This idea goes all the way back to Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, and is also still prominent in Eastern medicine traditions. The mind-body connection refers to how your mind affects your body and how your body affects your ... [Read more...]

The Types of Wellness

Balancing all of the different aspects of your life and your wellness can be difficult. Many of us tend to prioritize certain things in our lives and neglect others. For example, students can tend to prioritize their schoolwork, and put exercise, socializing, and emotional needs on the back burner. What areas of your life do ... [Read more...]