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Bay Path College set to kick off Health and Wellness Challenge

February 27, 2012
LONGMEADOW — In keeping with its mission to be a national model for healthy college campuses, Bay Path College is kicking off 2012 with a Health and Wellness Challenge that addresses seven dimensions of wellness: Occupational, Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, Social, Financial, and Spiritual.
There is so much noise about America's overweight youth — and there's no doubt it's a real problem. But there are other, equally dangerous, health issues in this country, particularly among female college students. Studies from the American College Health Association report a record number of female college students claim increased rates of depression, anxiety, sleep problems and stress-related disorders due to debt and work-load management.
Bay Path College's Health and Wellness Challenge seeks to remind the Bay Path community that being healthy is not simply a number on the scale; it is a call to inner and outer well-being and is reflected in the choices people make for themselves every day.
To date, more than 250 students, alumni, faculty and staff have signed up to help make Bay Path College a healthier campus. They can log on to the challenge website each day to view health and wellness options that address more than just what they eat or how long they exercise. Participants received wrist bands showcasing their support for the healthy campus challenge.
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