Wellness Wednesdays

wellness wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays gives us a chance to share the many ways we can take care of ourselves and each other throughout the week.

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November 17, 2021Take A Break From The Screens!


It may be hard, but try to spend some time away from your TV and phone this week. It can be beneficial to your eyes and help you sleep better!


November 10, 2021Reward Yourself!


Our wellness tip this week is to remind you to reward yourself even for the little things!


November 3, 2021Breathing 

*image from annemoss.com*


Breath properly! Especially with this cold air, it’s important to be aware of your breath. Try this one minute breathing exercise:


October 27, 2021…Listen to Your Body!


Remember to listen to your body! Especially with school, if you’ve reached your limit remember to take a break!


October 20, 2021Balanced Midterm Schedule 

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With midterms, remember to establish a balanced schedule that incorporates studying and putting yourself first!

October 13, 2021Take a Break!


Remember to take a break! Try to set reminders for yourself to relax.

October 6, 2021Stay Hydrated!


Wellness tip of the week: Remember to keep your body hydrated!

September 29, 20216 Types of Wellness 


Each week we give you all tips on practicing wellness. But what are the 6 types of wellness? Click the link to read about these types. https://my.enmu.edu/web/wellness/wellness-types

September 22, 2021Check In Reminder 


Reminder to check in with yourself and make time for some self care!

7 tips for better sleep

September 15, 2021Tips for Better Sleep


*image from Parkinson’s Foundation*

Sleeping is a huge part of wellness. Here are 7 tips for better sleep.

September 8, 2021Sickle Cell Awareness Month


September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Visit this website to learn more about Sickle Cell Diseases, resources, and advocacy efforts.

What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)?



September 1, 2021Wellness Tips 

*image from Crisis Center of Tampa Bay*


Upperclassmen, what are some wellness tips you have for Freshman and Sophomores coming onto campus?

#Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #wednesday #wellness

August 25, 2021UIC Wellness Center 


Check out the UIC Wellness center for support on health and wellness throughout the semester.


#Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #wednesday #wellness


August 18, 2021UIC COVID Restrictions 


In preparation for the Fall 2021 semester, UIC has safety measures in place against COVID-19. Read them here: https://today.uic.edu/covid-19-safety-measures-for-fall-semester

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August 4, 2021Continue Staying Safe!

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Happy Wednesday!

As the delta variant continues to spread, please practice social distancing and wear your masks!

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #wellness #covid


July 28, 2021Wellness Smoothies


Smoothies can be a great way to boost wellness in different ways. What is your favorite smoothie?

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #wellness #smoothie


*smoothies pictured are from Ambitious Kitchen*

July 21, 2021COVID-19 Safety


COVID cases and hospitalizations are on the rise again, so please make sure your staying as safe as possible. Here is some info on the Delta Variant that has been spreading.


#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #wellness #COVID #Delta

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July 14, 2021Protect Your Skin!


Make sure that you are wearing your sunscreen when you go outside. Check out Black Girl Sunscreen!


#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #wellness #blackgirlsunscreen

July 7, 2021Body Positivity and Wellness


All bodies are summer bodies and all bodies can be healthy! Read this short article on body positivity and wellness and breaking the stigma on what is considered “healthy”.

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #bodypositivity #health


June 30, 2021Stress Management


Stress is a HUGE factor in overall health and wellness and can even have lasting effects. Do you think we talk about this enough? What ways do you manage stress?

#wellness #stress #UIC #Chicago #UIC25


June 23, 2021Wellness Tip


Wellness tip of the day is to listen   to your body!

#UIC #UIC25 #chicago #wellness #relax

More tips here: https://www.sccmha.org/userfiles/filemanager/355


June 16, 2021RELAX


An important wellness tip is relaxing. Make sure you take time today and everyday to settle down and take a break!

#UIC #UIC25 #chicago #wellness #relax


June 9, 2021Scheduling Wellness


Have you ever tried creating a schedule to practice wellness? If so, was it beneficial? (Pic Cred: Univ. of Scranton)


June 2, 2021Employee Wellness 


The pandemic has changed the way in which people value themselves in the workplace. Read ways in how employers can and need to promote wellness for their employees: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-organizations-can-promote-employee-wellness-now-and-post-pandemic/

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May 26, 2021Dark Chocolate


Did you know that chocolate is a wellness food? Dark chocolate contains magnesium and antioxidants.



May 19, 2021Daily Routine


A key to wellness is establishing a regular daily routine. What are some things you do to maintain a routine daily?


May 12, 2021Black Wellness Spaces 


Why are Black Wellness spaces important?


May 5, 2021Taking Breaks 


It’s good to study before finals, but remember to not overdo it. Try to take a few breaks today in between schoolwork.

April 28, 2021Self-Care Tips 


Here are some Self-Care tips for Finals Week. What are some of you personal self care rituals you do to relieve school stress?



April 21, 2021Screen Break


Take some time away from the screens. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes!

April 14, 2021Guided Imagery


Take 5 minutes today and watch this guided imagery meditation of a beach.


Not sure what guided imagery meditation is? This link does a great job of explaining it: https://www.healthline.com/health/guided-imagery#about-guided-imagery


April 7, 2021Replacing Bad Habits 


This week, we want you to try to replace a bad habit with a new one.

March 31, 2021Dimensions of Wellness 


We talk about wellness weekly on our platform, but what are the dimensions of wellness? Read this article to find out and tips to maintain each one.


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March 24, 2021Self-Care


College can be stressful, and some students may use Spring Break to catch up on work. Please remember to take some time for yourself this week!

March 17, 2021Midterm Stress Tips 


Feeling the stress of midterms or just burned out? This article has some tips on how to help yourself and others!


March 10, 2021Elderberry 


According to this article, Elderberry Syrup is great for boosting your immune system and reducing cold and flu symptoms. It also includes a recipe.


Do you have any homemade remedies that work? Let us know down below!

March 3, 2021Reflecting


Take some time today to reflect on last month and write down some personal goals for this month!

February 24, 20218 Lessons of Wellness


In honor of our Conversation with Nikki Giovanni that happened on Tuesday, here are 8 lessons from her that contribute to wellness.


February 17, 2021…Therapy for Black Girls


We’ve mentioned Therapy for Black Girls many times on our page, but we’ve never mentioned the owner! Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn more about her and her journey here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnV6hCzKxck&feature=emb_title

February 10, 2021Siddiqu Muhammad 

#WellnessWednesday Siddiqu Muhammad is a Chicago based nutritionist and personal trainer among other things. Check out his YouTube channel!


February 3, 2021“I Married My Mother” by Nikki Giovanni 

Here is Nikki Giovanni reading “I Married my Mother” from her book A Good Cry. How do you perceive the meaning of this poem? Let us know down below.




January 27, 2021Connecting 


This week for Wellness, try connecting with friends and/or family members. It’s important to social distance, but check in with your loved ones and have a conversation.

January 20, 2021Take A Break

#WellnessWednesday With everything that’s been going on leading up to the Inauguration, the pandemic and the start of the semester, remember to take a break! Here’s what you can do:


January 13, 2021Wellness 

With a new virtual semester beginning, it’s important to remember that your wellness does matter. Here are wellness tips to keep in mind throughout the semester. #WellnessWednesday