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.
Questions About Health Insurance
Visit the health insurance website for questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Receiving Medical Care
Call (202) 994-5300 to make a telehealth appointment with the Colonial Health Center for:
Receiving Psychiatric Care
Call (202) 994-5300 to make a telehealth appointment regarding psychatric services with the Colonial Health Center.
Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Join GW Campus Recreation on Zoom for daily group fitness classes. The schedule will run from August 31 - December 6. Once registered you will be emailed the Zoom class link within 1 to 2 business days after registration. Classes are free this fall and open to all GW students, faculty, and staff!
Virtual Personal Training Consultations and Sessions
Virtual personal training is now available! To sign up for a free personal training video consultation or receive information on how to start, email [email protected]. Please visit the website for more information.
Find organizations in your area that give away free sexual health barriers, LGBTQ-friendly doctors, STI testing locations, and more.
MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.
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.
Workouts for those at varying fitness levels designed to be completed at home using household items or bodyweight only.
Daily Workouts FREE provides 5- to 30- minute daily workout routines you can do in the comfort of your own home. These proven workouts, demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, target all major muscles. Spending just minutes a day can strengthen and tone your body. The routine's simple interface, complete with video and timer, allows you to easily follow along and understand each exercise.
Tips on how to listen to your body and pick up on hunger cues. Mindful eating allows for individuals to eat based on when they are hungry and not give in to mindless indulgence or underfeeding themselves.
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.
April 10, 2019
In today’s #hurdlemoment, Emily Abbote shares her tried-and-true tips on how to start running—and stay running. “I totally understand why you might feel intimidated. Picking up any new hobby can definitely feel overwhelming. The good news? With the right attitude, you too will be crushing morning miles in no time.”
Episode 1102 | August 31, 2020
Bret Gornik and Jason Loebig of LiveBetterCo discuss the social pressures tied to eating and how to combat them.
Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and puts you to sleep
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.
1. Avoid skipping breakfast.
Try to start your day with something with protein
Ex. eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, nut butters, whole grain carbs
2. Stock up on pantry staples.
Pantry staples have a long shelf life and can be used in a variety of recipes! Ex. oatmeal, granola, applesauce, and canned veggies
If you have access to a freezer, stock up on frozen fruits and veggies. They last longer and have a high nutrient content.
3. Keep healthy snacks on hand.
If you have healthy snacks around, you’ll stay fueled throughout the day and be less tempted to grab something else.
Store these snacks where you can grab them easily, such as at your desk during a study session, or at your bedside.
4. Take time to enjoy and savor your food.
To make eating feel more like a priority and less like a side task, avoid multitasking while eating.
Rather than eating a snack while doing homework or studying, take time to give eating your full attention.
COVID Consideration: Listen to and continue to be kind to your body with what you eat. Stock up on non-perishable items to avoid having to leave your unit frequently. Check out GW’s COVID-19 Resource Guide to find grocery stores near campus and GWorld dining partners that offer delivery, takeout, and curbside-pickup.
5. Use the GW Mobile app and the GET app.
GW Mobile has a variety of tools to help you plan and budget your meals, find vendors that accept GWorld, and more.
The GET app can show you your current GWorld balance and how much you can spend per day given that balance.
Find nutrition and dining resources on GW Mobile.
Find places that accept GWorld and track your spending on the GET app.
Learn more about The Store, GW’s student-run food pantry.
Check out Healthy GW for healthy eating, sustainable food production and food policy at GW.
See how Sustainable GW works to provide sustainable, local food options for the campus community.
Check out GW’s COVID-19 Resource Guide for dining and grocery shopping.
1. Find something you love to do.
2. Visit Lerner Health and Wellness Center.
3. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals.
4. Remember, exercise is just one way to be physically active!
5. Find little ways to incorporate physical activity into your day.
Learn more about Lerner Health and Wellness Center.
Learn more about Intramural and Club Sports.
Learn more about Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses.
Learn more about the TRAILS program.
1. Know yourself!
2. Be open to talking with your partner(s) about sex.
3. Prepare to have safer sex.
4. If you are sexually active, make it a habit to get tested for HIV and STI’s;
5. Get regular medical care.