Health and Prevention Information

Get Your Health On... Every healthy choice leads to another!

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 vegetables 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 practitioner or RN can help you plan a strategy to achieve healthy size. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov , (909) 384-4495 for individual appointment.

Healthy mind- Tend to your emotional health…if you are anxious or depressed. Check your Head Space-Neck Up Check Up U-lifeline Self Evaluator online or text SBCCD to START 741-741.

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

See and hear how others are dealing with stressing out at www.halfofus.com

It’s Okay if you’re not Okay, get help if you need it. www.eachmindmatters.org

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.

Protect you private spaces. Don’t let…..success.  www.bedsider.org/methods

www.cdc.gov/STI www.Webmd.com/sex   www.womenshealth.gov www.Kidshealth.org/teens-sexualhealth

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.