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"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." - B.K.S. Iyingar

Good sleep- "Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and our bodies together." -Thomas Dekker   Sleep makes you smarter and refreshes your mind ... www.sleepfoundation.org

Real food- Your body needs good fuel to function well. Aim for sufficient water to quench thirst, 5 servings of fruits and vegtables daily, lean protein, healthy fats, and include high fiber whole grains. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov

Clean hands- Protect yourself from colds, flu, and other illnesses by frequent hand washing especially before handling food,  before eating, and after using the bathroom. www.healthfinder.gov

Move It, Exercise is Medicine- Increase movement in ways you enjoy to increase energy, speed up your metabolism, boost immune function, enhance heart health, decrease pain, and maintain a normal weight. www.healthfinder.gov or sign up for a physical education class.

Weight management- Our nurse practitoner or RNs can help you plan a strategy to acheive healthy size. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov , (909) 384-4495 for individual appointment.

Healthy mind- Manage your stress level, get sleep, know your limits, speak up, stay positive, and get help if you are anxious or depressed. Mental health is critical to your success. www.halfofus.com, www.healthfinder.gov, www.life-linegallery.org, OR call Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1 (800) 273-8255

Birth control- Don't let an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection interfere with your life and academic success. Visit bedsider.org, for information or come to student health services.

Smoking cessation- Individual assistance with smoking cessation is available any time with the RN or the nurse practitioner by appointment. Call 1 800 No-Butts for free help and support.