Health Week

Let us help find habits that work for you

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26-29 April 2022

It would be difficult to navigate the digital world today without finding advice on the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body. There is a lot of information available but the challenge remains, how do we put these into practice? Luckily, when it comes to healthy habits, starting small goes a long way towards a healthy body, brain and social calendar!

This health week, we are inviting you to explore short, 5 minute activities to support your body, brain and social wellbeing. Even 5 minutes of moderate exercise can be mood enhancing and get your health back on track. If you want to know more about the "two minute rule", the concept of habit stacking or how to get started with baby steps, watch BJ Fogg and James Clear in the videos below. BJ Fogg has a great activity to try so scroll 55 seconds into the video and get involved.

Let's get personal

There are unique challenges associated with every program of study at university plus there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to healthy habits. For most people, time, or lack of it, is a major barrier to adopting a new behaviour. 

We want to know how your study program impacts on your health and creative habits you use to get back on track. From 26 to 29 April, the Wellbeing Team is coming to AHMS, Nexus 10 and Ingkarni Wardli to share free food, run great competitions and settle in for some lunchtime chats on your go-to 5 minute health habits. Find out when to join us, or how to host you own event in the tabs below.

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Studying a science, engineering or technology related subject is likely to involve a hectic study timetable, regular labs and frequent group work. Do you sleep less, forget to take breaks or struggle with finding time to chill out? Grab some free food, win prizes and have a wellbeing chat to kick start your new 5 minute habit, join the Wellbeing Warriors in the atrium of Ingkarni Wardli on Wednesday 27 April between 11 and 1pm.

INTERESTED?

We also want to connect with you online and find out how you'll engineer, research, create or innovate new healthy habits. Share your challenges and tips through

  1. Direct message on instagram (@uofastudentwellbeing) or
  2. Email studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au or
  3. Connect with your Faculty instagram pages

If you can't join us on 27 April, we will also be in the ground floor foyer of AHMS building on Tuesday 26 April (11-1pm) and ground floor foyer, Nexus 10 building on Thursday 27 April (11-1pm) if you are keen to come by and join in then. Or host your own Health Week catch up. For more details, hop over to the 'host your own' tab.

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Studying an arts, business, law or economics related subject is likely to involve a busy study timetable, frequent group work and lengthy assignments. Do you sleep less, forget to take breaks or struggle with finding time to chill out? Grab some free food, win prizes and have a wellbeing chat to kick start your new 5 minute habit, join the Wellbeing Warriors in the ground floor foyer, Nexus 10 on Thursday 28 April between 11 and 1pm.

INTERESTED?

We also want to connect with you online and find out how you'll design, research, create or innovate new healthy habits. Share your challenges and tips through

  1. Direct message on instagram (@uofastudentwellbeing) or
  2. Email studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au or
  3. Connect with your Faculty instagram pages

If you can't join us on 28 April, we will also be at AHMS on Tuesday 26 April (11-1pm) and Ingkarni Wardli on Wednesday 27 April (11-1pm) if you are keen to come by and join in then. Or host your own Health Week catch up. For more details, hop over to the 'host your own' tab.

3 people standing next to each other wearing medical attire with stethoscope and clipboards

Studying a health and medical sciences related subject is likely to involve a demanding study timetable, frequent placements or labs and complex assignments. Do you sleep less, forget to take breaks or struggle with finding time to chill out? Grab some free food, win prizes and have a wellbeing chat to kick start your new 5 minute habit, join the Wellbeing Warriors in the ground floor foyer, AHMS on Tuesday 26 April between 11 and 1pm.

INTERESTED? 

We also want to connect with you online and find out how you'll nurture, research, cultivate or create new healthy habits. Share your challenges and tips through

  1. Direct message on instagram (@uofastudentwellbeing) or
  2. Email studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au or
  3. Connect with your Faculty instagram pages

If you can't join us on 28 April, we will also be at Ingkarni Wardli on Wednesday 27 April (11-1pm) and the ground floor foyer, Nexus 10 on Thursday 28 April (11-1pm) if you are keen to come by and join in then. Or host your own Health Week catch up. For more details, hop over to the 'host your own' tab.

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As a research student, it can be difficult to take a break. Long hours working in isolation, a heavy workload and competing priorities can all take their toll on your health. Or you may be studying an undergraduate programme at another campus or have a demanding timetable that makes it difficult to attend scheduled events. 

If you can't join us at any of the lunch events, why not host your own? Health Week is about sharing challenges and building healthy habits together. We will provide you with resources, messaging and snacks to share. Get in touch to register your interest at studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au (requests close midday, Friday 22 April).

 

Studying an animal or veterinary sciences related subject is likely to involve a demanding study timetable, frequent placements or labs and complex assignments. Do you sleep less, forget to take breaks or struggle with finding time to chill out? Grab some free food, win prizes and have a wellbeing chat to kick start your new 5 minute habit. Join the Rosie Wellbeing Team in the Hub, Roseworthy College on Thursday 28 April between 12 and 1pm.

We also want to connect with you online and find out how you'll nurture, research, cultivate or create new healthy habits. Share your challenges and tips through

  1. Direct message on instagram (@uofastudentwellbeing) or
  2. Email studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au or
  3. Connect with your Faculty instagram pages

If you can't join the team on 28 April, why not host your own Health Week catch up. For more details, hop over to the 'host your own' tab.

Quick habits to explore straightaway

5 minutes for your body

Head over to Body Health for common hurdles and ways to overcome them.

5 minutes for your mind

Check out Mental Health for common worries and tips to handle with them.

5 minutes for your social wellbeing

Connect

  • Message a friend to say hi
  • Pause for a quick coffee in a social area or the Hub
  • Genuinely compliment someone
  • Respond to a message you have been avoiding

Alone time

  • Rain check an invitation
  • Leave for home 5 minutes early

Read the Relationships page for ideas on how to meet some of the challenges.