The goal of wellness coaching is to help you make changes in your life and take control of your health and wellness. There is no grading in wellness coaching and the changes you make are totally up to you. The coach will not “make” you do anything but will help you along the way by providing you with strategies to achieve your goals. After an initial face-to-face meeting (50-60 minutes) wellness coaching can happen via e-mail, over the phone, or continue face-to-face. This is a free service offered to current student patients of Graham Health Center. If you are interested in meeting with the wellness coach complete the Wellness Assessment Form
and our coach will contact you to make an appointment. If you feel you want counseling, please contact OU Counseling Center at 248-370-3465.
- Ergonomics - Learn how to set up your study area and computer to avoid back and neck pain.
- Time Chunking - This article is written for freelancers but the method is the same.
- aSleep (Alice! Health Promotion, Columbia University)
- 10,000 steps a day - How far is 10,000 steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile so 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. A reasonable goal for most people is to increase average daily steps each week by 500 per day until you can easily average 10,000 per day. Example: If you currently average 3000 steps each day, your goal for week one is 3500 each day. Your week 2 goal is 4000 each day. Continue to increase each week and you should be averaging 10,000 steps by the end of 14 weeks. Purchase pedometers at Graham Health Center for $6.