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Wellness at Northwestern

Educating our students in making healthy decisions that enhance individual success and community well-being

Wellness is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Northwestern encourages and supports our students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

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About the 8 Dimensions

About the 8 Dimensions

About the 8 Dimensions

Wellness means overall well-being. It is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Health Promotion and Wellness, along with many other campus offices, encourages and supports Northwestern students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

Wellness Feature

Restore Illinois: Phase 4

Remaining Safe and Protecting Others

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On June 26th, all four regions of Illinois are permitted to move into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ recovery plan.

Key changes in phase 4 include the allowance of gatherings of 50 people or less, reduced capacity dining inside of restaurants, and reduced capacity at businesses such as cinemas, theaters, museums, and zoos, all while still practicing preventative measures.

Vital to remaining in phase 4 and moving forward will require full compliance by these newly reopened establishments as well as their patrons and everyone else moving about their daily lives. It is imperative that we all continue to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet AND wear face coverings whenever we are in public. Continue to cover your coughs and sneezes, thoroughly wash hands, disinfect frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, desks/tables, phones, computers/tablets) and remain home whenever you are experiencing any sickness or symptoms related to COVID-19.

By collectively following these guidelines, we can protect each other, keep the curve trending down, and effectively restore Illinois.

COVID-19 Testing Update:

Illinois Department of Public Health has recommended that any person participating in a large gathering be encouraged to obtain COVID-19 testing 5-7 days after the event or sooner if symptoms develop.

COVID PCR test in house costs $99, we do not bill outside insurances, there is no cost to students having the NU SHIP

Students must self-quarantine until the test result is back.

Wellness in Action

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness is the primary provider of health promotion, education, and prevention programs and services on alcohol, other drug, and wellness issues for Northwestern University students.

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Events (Click For More)

2020 Chicago Area Behavior (CAB) Conference

July 10, 10:45 AM - 3:30 PM

2020 Chicago Area social and political Behavior (CAB) Conference 10:55 - 11:00 a.m. - "Welcome" by James Druckman, North...

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - Rapid Acceleration o...

July 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available throug...

Providing accommodations in an online environment

July 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moving to an online setting results in some changes in how accommodations are provided. This session will walk instructo...

In Focus

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Healthy Eating for Improved Wellbeing

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan is important, and which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; and stays within your daily calorie needs.

1. Eat the Rainbow - add a variety of colors to your plate. 2. Fresh, Frozen, or Canned Fruits - don’t think just apples or bananas. 3. Fresh, Frozen, or Canned Vegetables - try something new. 4. Calcium-rich Foods.

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