Category Archives: News

The Health Benefits of Volunteering

Is volunteering a form of self-care? Researchers Eric Kim and Sara Konrath featured in a recent article published by The Atlantic think so. Konrath even believes that, in addition to their suggestions of healthy eating and exercising, doctors “should tell … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated

When the clock strikes midnight, when the closing bell goes off at H-L, when your eyes turn bleary, what motivates you to finish those seemingly unending stacks of homework? A shot of espresso? A cafe cookie? A brisk walk in … Continue reading

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The Shared Experience of Health

Living together as a community on Bowdoin’s campus, we all play a role in fostering the general well-being of the people around us – our fellow students, faculty, staff, and even visitors to the College. Having lived (at the very least) … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Matters!

What does it mean to be mindful? Practicing yoga? Taking long walks in the woods? Definitions of mindfulness vary, but its positive effects on attitude, attention and general mental health are pretty constant. The term was developed in the 1970s … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be a Man?

Peer Health asked this question to students across Bowdoin’s campus, and they got varied, interesting and insightful answers. Click the link below to watch the video exploring campus perceptions of what being a man is all about.

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Peer Health Perspectives!

Thinking about applying to Peer Health? Interested in learning more about what we do? Members Erin, Anna, Omar, and Tim have some thoughts to share about their own experiences as a part of Peer Health at Bowdoin! Erin Houlihan, 2017, … Continue reading

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The AIDS Quilt’s Visit to Bowdoin

On Monday February 2nd, an important piece of the troubling history of the AIDS epidemic in America came to Bowdoin, when a panel from the AIDS Quilt goes on display in Lamarche Gallery. The AIDS Quilt was an initiative started … Continue reading

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Wellness W-Tuesday (oops): I know I want a Massage

Have you seen the obnoxious posters in the Union? Have you received countless emails wondering what the heck they are about? What is this mysterious Alcohol Screening day? Aside from the prizes (yes, there are prizes), which are heavily advertised … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday: There is a Couch Potato in Us All

Amidst the recent hubbub surrounding the perhaps negligible link between type-2 Diabetes and Obesity remains the question of the precise cause of this obesity. How did America get to the point where 36 percent of its citizens are obese? Why … Continue reading

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SPECIAL Wellness Wednesday: Understanding Changes to the Health Center

Do you like our Health center? Or do you walk out frustrated when you can’t get an appointment, or if you can’t walk out with your drugs right away? This week Greg Rosen brings us a comprehensive understanding of the … Continue reading

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