Physical Wellness

When you are physically well, you enjoy using your body to its fullest, and understand and appreciate what it can do. Physical well-being is influenced by your patterns of eating, sleeping, exercise. 

Physical well-being is influenced by your patterns of eating, sleeping, exercise.  A physically well person seeks physical activity and is mindful of healthy eating and sleeping habits that help avoid illness and be healthy and content.  When you are physically well, you care for your body to improve your health and prevent illness.  Becoming aware of your own physical health and limitations, learning how to minimize known risks, and taking preventive measures to avoid illness, is critical to building and maintaining physical health and well-being.

In the News

The 'Morning After' Pill: How it works and who uses it (NPR Health Blog)

Scratching an Ankle is Hard to Beat (NPR Health Blog)

Music to go the extra mile (ChicagoTribune Health)

Listen Up: Watch out for traffice when wearing headphones (NPR Health Blog)

Mindful Eating as Food for Thought (NYT Health)


On Campus Resources


Student Organizations


National Resources

Alcohol and Other Drugs:

United States Higher Education Center

LGBTQ Health:

LGBTQ National Resources

Medical Conditions:

National Library of Medicine - MedLine

American Cancer Society

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

American Association of Dermatology


Federal Nutrition Resources

Physical Fitness:

Ameican Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)

National Library of Medicine: Physical Fitness

Sexual Health:

Student Sex Life


Sexual Violence and Rape Resources:

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

Women Organized Against Rape


Sleep Foundation

National Institutes of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke: Sleep

Tobacco and Smoking:


American Lung Association


WebMD Smoking Cessation

Winter Safety:

CDC: Winter Weather

University of Chicago Medical Center: Frostbite

National Weather Service Windchill Chart