Health and Wellness

Catching Your ZZZ’s?

April 11, 2016

Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button on your alarm daily? Is it difficult for you to start your day without a coffee? Is the last thing you see before you shut your eyes your phone screen? If any of those apply to you, you may not be getting all of the sleep you […]

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It’s Time to Walk it Off

April 6, 2016

Remember that old saying, “Walk it off?” Well, now you can literally “walk it off” every Tuesday afternoon for Wellness Walks the Great Hill Trails. Meet us at the former clock tower every Tuesday at 4:30pm through October 27th (weather permitting), and you can “walk off” anything you choose! You can “walk off” high blood […]

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Eat This, Not That This Holiday Season

November 25, 2013

The holidays are great for a number of reasons: getting a much-needed break from school, spending time with family and friends, and of course, eating delicious food. While a little indulgence is not a bad thing, it can be hard not to overeat given the multitude of tasty treats that reveal themselves this time of […]

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Social Smoking

November 12, 2013

Have you ever heard someone explain their smoking behaviors this way? Perhaps you have said them yourself? “I’m not a smoker. I only smoke on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.” “I only smoke when I go out. Like one or two cigarettes a week, no big deal.” “I don’t even buy a pack of cigarettes, I […]

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Let’s Talk About Hazing

November 4, 2013

What is Hazing? According to, a website that aims to eliminate hazing and all its forms, hazing is defined as “any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.” Forcing someone […]

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Keep Halloween Safe and Fun

October 30, 2013

  Many people enjoy celebrating Halloween with family and friends – decorating, dressing up, giving out candy and going to parties. According to market researcher IBISWorld, consumers are ready to spend around $6.86 billion dollars this Halloween. Adults spend approximately $1.2 billion on their costumes and another $1 billion on children’s costumes and let’s not […]

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Why do people drink?

October 17, 2013
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Have you ever given thought as to why you choose to drink or not?  Evaluating what exactly is driving your drinking decisions is very important. Why do something if you don’t even know why you are doing it in the first place? Stress Let’s face it, college is stressful. It is important to have the […]

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Stress & You

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What is stress? Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. Many things can trigger this response, including change. Changes can be positive or negative, as well as real or perceived. They may be recurring, short-term, or long-term and may include things like commuting to and from school or work every day, […]

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How Much is Too Much?

April 10, 2013

What’s a standard serving size? For hard liquor, a serving size is 1.5 fl oz of 80-proof liquor (like vodka or rum). One glass of wine is 5 fl oz, and one serving of beer is 12 fl oz. But how do you remember all these numbers? It’s easy! Take a standard solo cup – […]

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Promise to Adam Event Huge Success

November 20, 2012

    On November 19, 2012, Bridgewater State University held its annual “Promise to Adam” event, commemorating 17 year old Adam London who died in a car accident. The event stresses the importance of seatbelt safety and the dangers of distracted driving. Dr. Howard London, BSU Provost and Adam London’s father, presented his family’s story […]

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