This practical guide is designed to enhance the health and wellness of students at Arizona State University.
The college years and the decade after are times of transition and change. Separation from home, family and friends is the greatest challenge, but opportunities await as you assume responsibility for your life and future. Taking responsibility for your health at this point in your life is an opportunity for growth.
This book provides guidance for what to bring with you to college to stay healthy as well as what to keep on hand at your residence and the information needed to care for yourself. The book has four sections:
Section One covers staying healthy, noting the efforts you need to make to maintain good habits in diet, sleep and health behaviours.
Section Two is about potential health issues with a practical guide for understanding and addressing them.
Section Three addresses sexual health. Understanding the health ramifications of your choices is critical to maintaining fertility, general health and a good psychological perspective for life in college and beyond.
Section Four is a review of mental health issues and ways to maintain a proper psychological compass.