Healthy body image during COVID-19

Struggles and conflict with body image is just one of the ways COVID-19 has affected individuals.
Illinois State University seniors Guido Calcagno and Shea Boston have been serving as contact tracers for the McLean County Health Department.

Redbirds assist McLean County Health Department with contact tracing

The Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) and the Department of Health Sciences have teamed up with the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) to facilitate contact tracing to help slow the spread of...
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Expand your Intellectual Wellness

When we think about intellectual wellness, what often comes to mind may be academic performance or IQ scores.
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New resources available on Redbirds Keep Thriving

The Redbirds Keep Thriving page has been updated to provide helpful support to students on and off campus for the upcoming semester. In addition to new resources, Redbirds Keep Thriving has...
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How important is social wellness?

Having a solid social support system is associated with positive health benefits, such as a strengthened immune system and cardiovascular functioning.
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Student Wellness Ambassador Team launches initiative to combat COVID-19

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT), a Health Promotion and Wellness sponsored student organization, has advocated for the health of Illinois State students for over 25 years. Typically,...

Redbirds Together Wellness Ambassadors: Illinois State’s health and well-being role models

The Redbirds Together Wellness Ambassadors are a group of students dedicated to providing peer-to-peer education, reminders, and encouragement to their fellow Redbirds about how to prevent the...
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Staying healthy during a pandemic is about mind and body

It’s easy to focus only on the physical components of battling a pandemic, but Illinois State University health care experts agree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that...
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Working or studying from home: Tips on how to avoid those aches and pains

Working at home can be a pain, literally. That’s what some have found in the first few weeks. Shoulders ache, backs hurt, and what’s with that afternoon slump? It’s not the couch or kitchen...
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For the love of the planet and your health, eat sustainably

Between the Amazon catching fire at a rapid rate in the past year, 91% of plastic not being recycled, and the average American producing 1,600 pounds of garbage a year, there is a massive dilemma...