Top Student Concerns
Top Health and Wellness Concerns for Students
Healthy Eating is the foundation of a healthy body and mind. Here on campus there are many resources available to students including cooking classes, Eat Well Live Healthy weight management series and individual sessions with a Registered Dietitian. Here are some resources to get started:
Physical Activity Resources
Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day most days of the week will give you many health benefits! Wondering where you can find places to get your activity in? The Physical Activity Map is the ultimate resource guide for finding a place to do the activity of your choosing!
Being informed is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health, whether or not you are currently sexually active. These resources are the first step to getting your questions answered!
Safe Partying (Alcohol Risk Reduction)
The Safe Party website, is a great resource for "party throwers" and "party goers" to find out how to keep the party going, help a friend in an emergency and make it home after a night out. This new site is now iOS and Android optimized. Students can utilize one touch dialing to call resources directly from the site. They can read the latest policies that affect their role as a party host or guest. For more tips on how to party safely visit: safeparty.ucdavis.edu.
Individual client centered tobacco cessation services are available at no charge from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Services Coordinator. Services available include obtaining medication through Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) health care providers, biofeedback and individual cessation counseling. To make an appointment with the ATOD Intervention Services Coordinator call (530) 752-6334 or use Health-e-Messaging to make an appointment. The ATOD Intervention Services Coordinator works closely with SHCS clinicians to prescribe and oversee the appropriate medication.
Unintentional injuries such as automobile accidents are a leading cause of mortality among young adults. Resources for prevention of injuries of particular relevance to college students include:
- National Sleep Foundation information on drowsy driving
- UC Davis Safe party website information on reducing risk of injury from drunk driving
- Distraction.gov information about distracted driving
- UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services Cycling Safety Information. For more advice on bicycling in Davis, check out the New UC Davis Cyclist and the Bicycle Education Program bike safety course.
College can often be a stressful time for many people. Check out these resources to help you develop life balance and stay on track for your college years and beyond:
Stress is a part of day-to-day living. As college students you may experience stress meeting academic demands, adjusting to a new living environment, or developing friendships. However, the stress you experience is not necessarily harmful. Eustress (mild to moderate stress) can act as a motivator and energizer. However, distress (high levels of stress) can result in medical or social problems.