Be Well luncheon encourages healthier lifestyles

Talk focuses on health and wellness of DMC students

Priscilla Boren

Eating well, sleeping enough, staying active — busy college students have been known to struggle with those issues and more. Fortunately, for the Del Mar College students, the Coun- seling Department is hosting a series of events to make life easier.

A dozen students gathered in the Harvin Center on Sept. 29 for the department’s latest Be Well event, which covered topics on physical, mental and spiritual health.

The informative and interactive talk featured tips on healthier living. The sessions were started to become an outreach for students concerned with their health and wellness. The department wants to inform students of tips and techniques to being healthy in all aspects of their lives.

Del Mar nursing major Karen Silva presented topics ranging from getting a better night’s sleep to how to incorporate fit- ness into our daily DMC life.

“Having a totally dark room, with all electronic devices off, leads to a better night’s sleep,” Silva said. She has gotten into the habit of setting an alarm reminding her its time to get ready for bed. Another student said she avoids food before bed, even fruits because they are high in sugar and it keeps her body up.

Silva is an advocate for “Guided Imagery,” a form of focused relax- ation, which is offered at 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of the Health Sciences Building on West Campus. It is a 45-min- ute session and more information can be obtained by emailing the counseling department at jtor-

“The concepts presented are on track with what I have been following,” said nursing major Michael Broyles.

Silva closed out the session by encouraging everyone to plan out their meals ahead of time and choose more fresh fruits and vegetables. Dietary and physical guidelines also were distributed. Several students were excited at the possibility of a new on-campus health clinic, which has been proposed.

Several more events are scheduled on both campuses. You can register for the next sessions by calling 361-698-1598.

Future sessions for Let’s Talk are at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 in the Harvin Center on East Campus and at 11:30 a.m. and at the Coleman Center on West Campus. The PAWsitively Prevent Midterm Meltdown event is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 10 in Conference Room 1 of the Harvin

Center on East Campus and at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 in the Coleman Center Student Hub on West Campus. The Haunted Health Horror Event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Harvin Center. The Be Well series started last spring session and the next session is at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Room 154 of the Health Sciences 3 Building on West Campus and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Harvin Center, Conference Room 1.


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