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    Physical Health

    Maintaining good physical health can improve the wellbeing and cognitive function of young adults. Having a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and physical exercise can promote healthy nutrition, daily functioning, and an improvement in performance. Common physical health issues for young adults, ages 15 to 24, include unhealthy eating, inadequate sleep, and a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

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    Young adults often sacrifice or neglect healthy practices when arriving at college, and by doing so, can compromise their immune systems and lead to decreased mental health.

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    Physical Health

    Interesting People Doing Important Work: Mitchell Greene, Ph.D.

    Mitchell Greene, Ph.D., a lifelong athlete and sports enthusiast, applies his passion for sport and his expertise in clinical psychology to empower athletes through their mental game. Greene, founder and leading clinician of Greenepsych Clinical and Sport Psychology, was inspired to explore sport psychology from one of baseball’s most famous…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Physical Health

    Building Community and Mental Health Support for Young Adults with Chronic and Rare Diseases

    While many of us have spent much of 2020 learning to live with uncertainty, isolation, and fear, those with chronic and rare diseases are well-acquainted with these challenges. Advances in medicine and technology have increased the number of young people diagnosed with chronic and rare diseases and have allowed them…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Physical Health

    Interesting People Doing Important Work: Gerri Taylor

    After a long career in college student health, Gerri Taylor now finds herself at the center of the management of its current crisis. As the Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force of the American College Health Association (ACHA), Taylor co-leads a multidisciplinary team tasked with advising colleges on everything from…

    MCQ. Issue 20
    01/12/2021
    Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

    A Different Kind of Fall: Students respond to returning to campus during COVID-19

    How campuses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of college students, and their higher ed trajectories. In the middle of the spring 2020 semester, the majority of students were forced to leave campus and relocate to safer, off-campus housing, such as moving in with family,…

    MCQ. Issue 19
    10/19/2020
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Owning your Wellness: Self Care in the age of COVID-19

    Rachel Walker realizes she has it better than most college students whose 2019-2020 academic year was disrupted by COVID-19. As much as she likes Florida A&M University, she often felt a bit homesick for Atlanta. She has a close relationship with her family, so when COVID sent students packing mid-March,…

    MCQ. Issue 18
    07/15/2020
    Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use

    WE Strong: UVM’s Wellness Environment Then and Now

    The students on the Zoom platform take a deep breath in and then exhale with ear-piercing screams. They are doing the “WE Breath,” a unique way to let go of stress and anxiety practiced at the Wellness Environment from which they are graduating – remotely.  They are the fifth first…

    MCQ. Issue 18
    07/14/2020
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Interesting People Doing Important Work

    Andrea Mercurio, Ph.D Dr. Mercurio is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University where she teaches a range of courses including social psychology, women and health, and psychology of eating.  The research lab she directs is called “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” reflecting a…

    MCQ. Issue 18
    07/14/2020
    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

    The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.