Healthy Defaults-National Public Health Week

Each year during the first week of April, people around the country celebrate National Public Health Week.  This week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health in helping us all lead longer, healthier lives.  From seatbelts to tobacco-free policies and vaccinations to refrigeration, public health impacts us all. Continue Reading

Step Up to National Walking Day

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 6, The American Heart Association (AHA) will kick off National Walking Day to rally everyone – individuals, friends, families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces – to join together and walk for health and fun. The day is a great opportunity to promote all the benefits of walking, and people can keep the momentum going throughout the year by starting a Monday Mile in their community. Continue Reading

Healthy Monday Spring 2016 Programming

Welcome back to campus students, staff and faculty.  We love the energy that you all bring to the spring semester.  It is a new year and a new opportunity to achieve your wellness goals.  We have a full schedule of Healthy Monday programs to help you do just that.  Read on for more details. Continue Reading

University Wellness Initiative Spring Wellness Series

Syracuse campus in summertime

As I drove to south campus earlier today for the University Wellness Initiative’s Spring Wellness Series, I asked myself what I felt grateful for today.  On the short drive to skytop office building, it began to snow and what quickly came to mind was that I was not grateful for the lingering effects of winter- it’s nearly April, work with us here Mother Nature! Continue Reading

Hey, I’m in College. Why Should I Care About Cholesterol?

Original Post by Sadie Conrad.

I wish cholesterol was sexier to talk about. Maybe if I recruited Miley Cyrus we could create some buzz around the fact that 65 million Americans have high blood cholesterol – a major risk factor for heart disease (heart attacks) and stroke. Heart disease is a major cause of illness and disability in the United States, and it’s the number one cause of death for both men and women. Wait …. REWIND. Let me say that again …. Heart disease is the #1 killer. The CDC estimates that up to 200,000 deaths/year from heart disease and stroke are preventable. Continue Reading