Physical Well-being

Physical Well-being

Physical well-being is the ability to take care of your body in a way that maximizes optimal health over a sustained period of time.

 

Physical Well-being Resources

GW Resources

Campus Recreation

Group Fitness

With a wide variety of classes to choose from, GW Group Fitness will help you stay motivated, increase energy levels, and have more fun with your workouts.

Intramural & Club Sports

Intramural sports enable students to reap the health and wellness benefits of athletic competition. Club sports are registered student organizations established by students who are motivated by a common interest to participate in a specific sport.

YouTube Channel

Access over 100 group fitness classes, workshops, and how-to's from GW Campus Recreation.

Student Health Center

Health Insurance

Visit the health insurance website for questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Medical Care

Call (202) 994-5300 to make a tele-health appointment with the Student Health Center for:

Psychiatric Care

Call (202) 994-5300 to make a telehealth appointment regarding psychiatric services with the Student Health Center.

AcademicLiveCare

GW students now have access to expanded telehealth through our partnership with AcademicLiveCare (ALC) featuring additional counseling services, urgent medical care, therapy, and psychiatry appointments at no cost to full-time GW students. ALC complements the services provided through the Student Health Center by virtually connecting students to available clinicians at their convenience using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. More details about how the program works are on the Health Center website

The Store, GW's Food Pantry

Sign up to access The Store, GW's student-run food pantry. The Store provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity, including pantry staples, interview clothing, toiletries, menstrual hygiene products, school supplies, and more. All GW students may sign up to receive access.

Dining Services

At GW, learning is not limited to the classroom. We take full advantage of all that our city has to offer, including D.C.’s vibrant food scene. Our dining experience gives students access to food and groceries from more than 80 GW Dining Partners located both on- and off-campus, with our off-campus dining partners concentrated in our nearby Foggy Bottom/West End neighborhoods for quick and easy convenience to campus. Designed to fit the busy lifestyle of GW students, GW dining supports myriad dietary preferences by providing healthy foods and convenience.

Beyond GW

DC Eating Disorder Support Groups

Eating Disorder Hope has compiled a comprehensive list of information on Washington D.C. eating disorder support groups.

Healthy Sexuals

Find organizations in your area that give away free sexual health barriers, LGBTQ-friendly doctors, STI testing locations, and more.

MyPlate

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Power To Decide

Explore fun and accurate information about sexual health, relationships, and contraception. Use Power to Decide's tools and apps to discover the birth control that’s right for you and where to find it.

DC Eating Disorder Support Groups

Eating Disorder Hope has compiled a comprehensive list of information on Washington D.C. eating disorder support groups.

Healthy Sexuals

Find organizations in your area that give away free sexual health barriers, LGBTQ-friendly doctors, STI testing locations, and more.

MyPlate

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Power To Decide

Explore fun and accurate information about sexual health, relationships, and contraception. Use Power to Decide's tools and apps to discover the birth control that’s right for you and where to find it.

Self-Help Tools

Eating Disorder Support

Support Forums

The National Eating Disorders Association's support forums provide safe spaces for individuals to discuss with other people experiencing the same issues.

Learn More: Forums

 

Intuitive Eating Tips

Intuitive Eating Tips

Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to eating that encourages you to make peace with all types of food, listen to your body, and eat what feels right for you.

Learn More: Intuitive Eating

 

MyPlate Tools

MyPlate Tools

Use these fun tools to test your knowledge, build nutrition skills, and make a healthy eating plan for yourself.

Learn More: MyPlate

Sleep Cycle App

Sleep Cycle App

Sleep Cycle analyzes your sleep and wakes you up at the most appropriate time in your sleep cycle so you can feel less groggy waking up.

Learn More: Sleep Cycle

Podcasts

Consider the following podcasts to further explore physical well-being topics that interest you!

Food Psych with Christy Harrison

Welcome to Food Psych®, a podcast dedicated to critiquing diet and wellness culture. In weekly episodes, Christy Harrison answers listener questions and talks with guests about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, (re)learning intuitive eating, challenging harmful beliefs about wellness, and more—all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective. 

Listen to Food Pysch

Maintenance Phase

Weight loss and wellness, debunked and decoded. Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon debunk the junk science behind health and wellness fads, and nonsensical nutrition advice.

Listen to Maintenance Phase

 

Yoga is Dead

A revolutionary podcast that exposes the dirty underbelly of the yoga industry, exploring power, privilege, fair pay, harassment, race, cultural appropriation and capitalism in the yoga and wellness worlds. Get ready to have your eyes opened and your perceptions challenged…this ain’t your white yoga podcast. Grab your chai and settle in, Becky.

Listen to Yoga is Dead

 

Train Happy with Tally Rye

Tally Rye is a personal trainer and author of the book 'Train Happy' which helps readers to have a positive and fun relationship with exercise whilst becoming more intuitive with movement. This podcast explores the themes within Train Happy with leading experts in their respective fields.

Listen to Train Happy

 

April 1, 2020

Sharing wisdom and debunking myths, sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses the impact of sleep on mind and body and details practices you can start (and stop) doing tonight to get some rest.

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