Physical Health

Our physical health includes how we physically feel, which can be influenced physical activities that we engage in and the food that we eat, among other factors.


Eating for the best you:

  • Eat breakfast—this important meal sets the stage for your day.
  • Drink plenty of water—keeping hydrated is important!
  • Watch what you drink! Not only is it important to ensure that you drink alcohol responsibly (if you choose to drink), but also watch your sugar intake by watching what you drink. Prepared iced teas, sodas and juices can have a lot of hidden sugar in them which can cause spikes, and then drops in energy.
  • If you are concerned about what you eat, having small, handy healthy snacks available will help limit grabbing for high fat, high sodium, and high calorie food.
  • Don’t skip meals—skipping meals can impact your energy level. Ensuring that you are eating well balanced meals with a variety of fruits and vegetable is one way to improve energy levels.

Warning Signs of Disordered Eating

  • Binge eating
  • Dieting
  • Skipping meals regularly
  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Obsessive calorie counting
  • Self-worth based on body shape and weight
  • Misusing laxatives or diuretics
  • Fasting or chronic restrained eating

Keep in mind quantities and types of food consumed can vary considerably from person to person. If you or a friend is struggling with disordered eating, please email Health Services or call (802) 440-4457 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors. 

Your Body in Motion

Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing diseases. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life and has even shown to help maintain mental health as well as physical. We have on-campus programming and opportunities for staying active, as well as a gym facility. Visit the Meyer Recreation Barn page for more information.