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2 Brittany, Natalie & Samantha UNC Counseling & Wellness Services July 14, 2011

3 What is Health? A complete state of mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. Not merely the absence of disease or illness.


5 What does health include? Nutrition Fitness Sexual Health Substance Use Sleep Mental Health Relationships Stress Spirituality HAPPINESS! Other ideas?

6 Why is Health & Wellness important? If you are healthy, you feel good (DUH!) Academic success Productivity Personal growth Less stress

7 Why is it so hard to be healthy in college?


9 The Rules of the Game Get into groups of 8. Come up with an awesome health-related team name in 30 seconds. You don’t have to answer in “Jeopardy form” 1 representative gives the “final answer” 30 second time limit to give your final answer Be open, respectful, and have fun!

10 Alcohol and Drugs Food and Exercise Sex 100 Points 200 Points 300 Points 400 Points 500 Points 100 Points 200 Points 200 Points200 Points 300 Points 400 Points 500 Points 300 Points 400 Points 500 Points StressGrab Bag

11 True or false? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be transmitted through oral sex.

12 True. STIs from herpes to chlamydia and even HIV may be transmitted through both oral and anal sex!

13 Name 3 reasons why students might come to UNC Counseling and Wellness.

14 Some reasons include: Stress Depression Eating disorders Communication issues Time management Grief and loss Couples Counseling Nutrition education Coping skill building Financial management Alcohol or drug issues

15 Name two barriers to physical activity that college students might face.

16 Common Barriers: Stress Time Don’t know where to go Don’t know how

17 How can you avoid paying interest on a credit card?

18 Pay off the balance every month – not just the minimum payment.

19 TEAM Challenge! Each group has 20 seconds to draw a line on the cup marking how much one standard beer is. Team with closest answer wins the points.


21 Men who want to become fathers may be concerned about this potential side effect of marijuana.

22 Lowered sperm production

23 This is the most common date rape drug.

24 Alcohol

25 Alcohol use before this age range can impair learning and memory because the brain is not fully developed.

26 Ages 20-25

27 This is the most addictive drug known to man.

28 Nicotine

29 Name three ways stress affects you physically.

30 Some examples: Headaches, backaches, muscle fatigue, insomnia, oversleeping, stiff neck/shoulders, eyestrain, pounding heart, rashes, constipation/diarrhea…

31 Name three ways you can reduce unhealthy stress…

32 Some examples: Healthy eating, exercise, study in a peaceful area, listening to music, breathing deeply, massages, managing time more effectively, spending time with friends…

33 What are two barriers you might face in college to getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep while in college?

34 - Life in the residence hall - Poor time management - Stress - Over consuming caffeine - Late night studying - Late night partying

35 Each group has 20 seconds to guess the percentage of UNC students who report stress as the biggest barrier to academic success. TEAM Challenge!

36 90%

37 Not all stress is bad, some stress can be motivating and/or exciting…. Give one example of a situation where you might experience healthy stress.

38 Some examples: Athletic performance, focused attention on schoolwork, holidays, going on a roller coaster

39 True or false? Oils (like vegetable or olive oils) are part of a healthy diet.

40 True. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients.

41 Each group has 20 seconds to list as many vegetables as possible. Group with the most gets the points. TEAM Challenge!

42 Show an exercise you could do in your room in a residence hall. Have your team perform it.

43 Name 3 common “empty calorie” foods or drinks that college students might consume.

44 Alcohol Soda Candy Dining hall desserts Energy drinks Others?

45 The FDA recently changed from the Food Pyramid to the MyPlate method. What fraction of your plate should be filled with fruits/veggies?

46 1/2

47 True or False Wearing two condoms protects you better than just one.

48 False. Using multiple condoms can cause both condoms to break due to friction.

49 Name three birth control methods that are MORE EFFECTIVE than only using a male condom.

50 Possible answers: The patch, the pill, the ring, Hormonal or Copper IUD, Implanon, male or female sterilization, ABSTINENCE, the shot.

51 In the state of North Carolina how old do you have to be to buy emergency contraception WITHOUT a prescription?

52 17 or older

53 What is the only acceptable form of consent for sexual activity?

54 A clear, sober, and enthusiastic YES!

55 Name the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.

56 HPV or Human Papillomavirus affects almost 50% of American Citizens at some point in their lives.

57 Top Ten Tips for Wellness 1. Eat well 2. Good friends 3. Move more 4. Sleep! 5. Play outside 6. Give technology a break 7. Start small 8. Chill out 9. Hydrate 10. Limit/avoid substance use


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