Wellness News Article Archive

News from August 2015

Influenza Prevention for 2015-2016 Season
While we all enjoy the warm summer weather and prepare for the return of the students, we should not forget that the first weeks of classes will inevitably be followed by the beginning of the new flu season. In this article you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the flu.Read more

News from July 2015

The 4 Minute and 7 Minute Workout: Too good to be true? is written by Karen Mattie and Jane Liebschutz of Boston Medical Center. They tackle the question:  Could it really be true that we now only have to exercise for 7 minutes or even 4 minutes to get the same benefit as slogging it out at the gym or in our step aerobics class? The answer is Yes and No. Read more

News from May 2015

Baby Boomers Aging Well, written by Bonnie Jean Teitleman, LICSW, considers how those born between 1946 and 1964 can live as well as possible. Read more.

News from March 2015

Tips for Healthy Eating – Registered Dieticians at BU’s Sargent Choice Nutrition Center offer some of their favorite tips for delicious food for those with busy schedules and conservative budgets.

News from February 2015

Finding Romance in 2015 – An estimated 50% of single people use mobile apps and online dating sites to meet potential dates. Consider some healthy ways to approach finding a partner.

News from January 2015

Are you ready to get to work on those New Year resolutions? Setting Attainable Fitness Goals for the New Year gives tips to help you create goals that are realistic and fun!

News from December 2014

Coping with Holiday Stress - Karen Brouhard, LICSW, of the Boston University Faculty & Staff Assistance Office provides thoughtful insight into how holiday stress affects all of us. She includes many additional resources related to this timely issue.

News from November 2014

Take advantage of free workshops offered to BU faculty and staff right here at BU! These are part of the Health Promotion Series and the FitRec Wellness and Fitness Workshops.
Topics featured in November are:

  • Vitamin D: A D-Lightful Way To Improve Your Health
  • Designing a Training Program Tailored to Your Needs

News from October 2014

Influenza Season It’s the time of the year to begin to think about the measures we can take to prevent getting the flu this season. Read more for steps you can take to avoid illness and improve your immune system.

News from September 2014

Attention Please! Why children need and seek parent’s attention when life gets busy
Fall means back to school, back to work, and no more of those wonderful lazy summer days! For every family, life just feels busy, especially in the first months of fall. This article is an interview with child development specialist and parenting coach, Gila Brown. It includes helpful information about why children seek out attention and how to appropriately and effectively respond to these behaviors

News from August 2014

BU Farmer’s Choice Boxes – Pre-order boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from a local farm and pick up your freshly harvested produce right on campus each week!

News from July 2014

Tips for Exercising in the Heat By taking precautions and planning ahead, you can turn a warm day into a great work out day. Read more in this article reprinted with permission from the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center.

News from June 2014

Going Outdoors this Summer? You should know about Lyme Disease which is prevalent in New England and along the East Coast. Read more in this article reprinted with permission from the NIH News in Health monthly newsletter.

News from May 2014

There has been a recent epidemic of opiate and heroin overdoses within Massachusetts. How does this affect our community and what is Boston University doing to help those in need? Read more

News from April 2014

BU Farmer’s Choice Boxes – Pre-order boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from a local farm and pick up your freshly harvested produce right on campus each week!

“April is the cruelest month” wrote T.S. Eliot about his depression. Did you know that suicides are more common in spring and early summer? Read an essay by Bonnie Teitleman, Director of the Boston University Faculty Staff Assistance Office.