Wellness Week takes place at GS

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  •  Wellness Week starts Feb. 5Courtesy of the Wellness Center

Holly Sawyer

This week, Georgia Southern will be hosting it’s annual fair of wellness. Students have the opportunity to learn about the 7 dimensions of wellness and improve their own well-being.

“Wellness is happening in a lot of ways on campus and we want to bring attention to some of those activities,” Wellness Coordinator Michele Martin said.

Through a variety of events hosted around campus, members of the GS community can learn healthy habits to last a lifetime. Some highlights include guest speaker Kevin Breel, the LiveWell Fair and Hot Wings, Hot Topics.


Wellness Week kicks off with booths under the rotunda. Attractions include the “I love my selfie” booth, coloring, wellness t-shirts and more.

From 5 p.m to 8 p.m., there is a beach party at the RAC to teach students how to have a healthy spring break.


Fresh Check Day, held in Russell Union 2047 from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event will draw attention to the mental health of college students and aims to end the stigma about mental illness.

A foam rolling clinic will be held in the RAC Seminar Room at 7 p.m. Foam rolling is helpful for decreasing tension in fascia, promoting better sleep and also reducing stress.

The Southern Adventures Center at the RAC will be screening “Who Owns Water” at 7 p.m. The documentary covers the journey of two people and the struggle of water rights.


The LiveWell Fair will take place in Russell Union 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students are able to take part in laughing yoga, healthy cooking demos, chair massages and health screenings.

A Digital Detox Dance Party will be held 9:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Along with music, there will be canvas painting, board games, food and give-aways.

Friday and Saturday

As part of Wellness Week ShuttleGUS will run 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 912-GSU-RIDE for a free and safe ride.

Martin said, “Students can learn some healthy behaviors to implement or continue doing in order to help them thrive and succeed while at Georgia Southern.”