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Penn State’s April 7 Wellness Day To Promote Physical, Environmental Wellness

Ahead of Penn State’s third and final wellness day on Wednesday, April 7, the university has announced its lineup of programming and events to promote student and faculty wellness.

This month’s wellness day will primarily focus on physical and environmental wellness, and programs will range from in-person events to virtual and pre-recorded activities.

According to Dan Murphy, programming committee co-lead and director for Student Orientation and Transition Programs, physical and environmental wellness are both about giving back to your body and your community, and are necessary in maintaining your overall wellness.

“Physical wellness is about listening to your body’s needs, supplying the right fuel and discovering your own paths to physical wellness,” Murphy said. “Environmental wellness is about connecting to your community and the wider environment. On April 7, we encourage Penn Staters to give themselves the gifts of nourishing food, physical movement and connection to the outdoors.”

This month’s wellness day programming includes the following, and more information can be found here:

  • A healthy, sustainable dinner consisting of Blended Turkey Bahn Mi sliders and Blended Vegan Asian Meatball Bahn Mi sliders, both made with local Pennsylvania mushrooms. This will be offered at ten Penn State campuses through Housing and Food Services.
  • Day In The Park: Taking place at Buhl Park for Penn State Shenango staff and students, this event will focus on physical activity and enjoying the outdoors.
  • A free, virtual one-hour wellness event. Hosted by one of HealthWorks’ trained peer health educators, participants will be working to identifying their physical goals and will receive advice on how to achieve them.
  • Nature On The Go: Staff and students from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center have designed activities to help participants appreciate the outdoors from their homes.
  • A free virtual walking program hosted by Penn State Extension. Available to everyone, teams of up to five will work together to get moving outside.
  • Several guides, podcasts, and more to be completed at your own pace.

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