Health and Wellness

Ask Big Red Your Sexual Health Questions

College students love to talk about sex, but as soon as they have a serious question about it – the talking stops. Sure, Google can direct you to topics ranging from common STI symptoms to the most popular sex positions for 2017, but there are some questions that Cosmo, or even WebMD, can’t answer. As… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Mac and Cheese, Adulting Style!

By Katie Shepherd Macaroni and cheese. We all love this warm, cheesy inviting dish that brings back memories of childhood and home. Sadly, all too often, this dish is loaded with butter, excessive amounts of cheese, and (especially if you are making the packaged variety) very little in terms of actual nutrition. Recently, I’ve seen… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Massage Package Available!

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? The IMU Wellness Center is offering a relaxation gift package! This $75 package includes: 45-minute table massage 30-minute aromatherapy session with essential oil sample included 45-minute progressive muscle relaxation and guided visualization session Walk over to the IMU Wellness Center (Indiana Memorial Union, Mezzanine M005), or… Read more »

This Week in Wellness at Wells: Condom Races, Aromatherapy, Dogs, and More!

Wellness at Wells is in full swing! What’s that, you ask? Wellness at Wells is an opportunity to explore your health in the Wells Library Learning Commons (room 138) every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This week’s activities feature free aromatherapy, sexual health consent condom races and games, free condoms, therapy dog petting, giveaways, and more! All activities are available to… Read more »

Cook with Katie–Slow Cooker Soup

Now that the weather is cooler (I can’t believe it’s taken this long to be able to say that!), I love to bring out my slow cooker (a.k.a. Crock-Pot) to make some hearty stews and soups for winter. Why do I love slow cookers? #1—they are easy! You can throw all of your ingredients into one pot… Read more »

Student Massage, Aromatherapy, and Biofeedback Giveaway!

Did you start off the New Year with a resolution you’re already struggling to meet? Still eating fast food daily, splurging on your credit card, or skipping class? (Gulp…) IU Health Center’s Adulting IU Student Wellness Coaching might be for you–and there’s free massage, aromatherapy, and biofeedback in it! Beginning Wednesday, January 18, the first 50 students to… Read more »

Health Benefits of Sorority Life

By Amanda Pittman, IU Health Center Marketing Intern This coming weekend marks the final rounds of 2017 Panhellenic Recruitment at IU. Whether you’re a potential new member (PNM) still wondering if Greek life is your thing, or a sorority woman needing a pick-me-up for a long weekend of recruiting, here’s a reminder of some of the benefits… Read more »

New Year, New You

It’s almost 2017 and you know what that means! It’s resolution time! Unfortunately, research shows that just 8% of Americans were successful at achieving their New Year’s resolutions last year, although nearly half of Americans made one. So, what’s the problem and how can we help? “I think focusing on too many goals at a time is… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Holiday Salad Style!

By Katie Shepherd Welcome back to Cook with Katie—holiday style! The semester is over! Woot, hoot! Whether you’re faculty, staff, or a student, I think we can all agree that it feels good to finish up another semester. Now, it’s time to prepare for the holidays! On that note, today’s post is a healthy (surprised?)… Read more »

Semester Break Hours

For the semester break, the Health Center and other service locations will have limited hours. Main facility hours (10th and Jordan): December 17-18: Closed December 19: 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. December 20-22: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. December 23-26: Closed December 27-29: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. December 30-January 2: Closed January 3-6: 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. January 7-8:… Read more »