Increasingly, college trends demonstrate that students are under-prioritizing health and wellness. The following campus recommendations, conversations and events aim to remind Kenyon students that safe and healthy habits are essential to academic success.

Eat Well

To eat well, students should aim to do the following:

  • Develop a healthy eating style that reflects your preferences, culture, traditions and budget.
  • Choose fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein.
  • Create an eating style that can be improved with small changes over time.
  • Manage your time to eat regular, balanced meals in Peirce Hall daily.
    View the NetNutrition Instructions for more information about Kenyon's menu.

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Sleep Well

Adults ages 18-60 are recommended for seven or more hours per night of sleep. Developing good sleep habits are key to a good night's rest.

  • Be consistent. Go to bed each night and wake up each morning at the same time
  • Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing and a comfortable temperature
  • Remove electronic devices from the bedroom (i.e. TVs, computers and smart phones)
  • Avoid eating large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime
  • Exercise/physical activity during the day will help you fall asleep easier at night
  • Work to change the Kenyon "Stress Fetish" mindset
  • Prioritize sleep as a component of academic success

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Be Well

Connecting socially and taking time for yourself is important to managing stress and maintaining balance.

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