New Year, New Semester and Healthier with the MEC

New Year, New Semester and Healthier With the MEC

New Year, New Semester and Healthier with the MEC
Participants listening to instructor during yoga session.

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Almost 45 percent of adults steadily make these resolutions, according to Statistics Brain Research Institute. Among the top ones are weight loss, improve finances, exercise, start a new job, healthier eating, better stress management and improve relationships.

At the Medical Education Campus (MEC), the first week back to school was very busy. All the welcome back activities were coordinated by Senior Student Life Advisor Patricia Martin-Mattocks. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to become and stay healthier during the “Get Fit” week. The focus centered around, “this is the year, it starts now!”

After students, faculty and staff learned more about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and that mood and mind play a big part in a complete healthier “you,” participants also pledged to work harder, serve more, plan more, give more and read more.

All of the participants enjoyed healthy breakfast snacks, a yoga session, jump rope challenges, financial advice from Wells Fargo representatives, information on healthy relationships from NOVACares and SAS (Sexual Assault Services) representatives, and financial aid tips and resume review from NOVA staff. Individuals also learned how to sign up for health care insurance with Young Invincibles and enjoyed a Get Fit luncheon sponsored by Student Life. The week ended with a well-deserved pizza social after a week of hard work, also provided by Young Invincibles.

New Year, New Semester and Healthier with the MEC
Students enjoying the Get Fit lunch while enthusiastically discussing the answers to the healthy living questionnaire.
New Year, New Semester and Healthier with the MEC
Participants enjoying the jump rope challenge.

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