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April 1st, 2016

WELLWVU has been leading the way to a culture that embraces health and wellbeing on the West Virginia University campus since 2009. The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion has held true to its mission statement by fostering an environment allowing students to thrive and succeed academically, personally and as citizens in their communities. WELLWVU realizes that in order for students to be at their best they need to be aware of whole-person wellbeing. In order to achieve this students need to be able to balance all dimensions of life to be successful in academics, relationships and the workplace. This can prove difficult, and for this reason WELLWVU has designed its liveWELL programs. The liveWELL campaigns do an excellent job of representing all important dimensions of well-being. These campaigns include drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL, eatWELL, sleepWELL, moveWELL and testWELL. Each liveWELL program spawns a unique campaign that students are able to relate to, get involved in and benefit from.

WELLWVU also acknowledges the fact that almost every college student feels stressed on a daily basis, and that being stressed makes it difficult to liveWELL. This is why WELLWVU has decided to lead the charge, and to provide students with useful tools to reduce and eliminate stress. The three step process that WELLWVU suggests is to first, develop resilience to stress, then to re-hardwire your mind and lastly to transform your stress. The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion also has plenty of easily accessible resources for students to reference including educational workshops, the HeartMath Lab, physical education classes including yoga and meditation classes, the WELLWVU website, the social media content, events and SWAT (the Student Wellness Ambassador Team).

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