Health & Wellness
The health and wellbeing of our students is very important. While we are committed to providing you academic excellence to improve your mind, we are also committed to providing you opportunities that will help you physically and spiritually.
Humboldt has a hospital and medical clinic. If you require an ambulance or need other emergency assistance, please call 911.
University can be a stressful experience for anyone. It is important to keep yourself in shape and eat healthily to make it through the long hours of studying and reading! Below are some tips to help you stay fit during your time at St. Peter's College and for the rest of your university career.
- Eat often, especially whole grain foods and fruit. Your body digests these foods more slowly, releasing energy more evenly and preventing your body from crashing. This helps to maintain your energy level.
- Try to plan meals and work them into your studying schedule. Forgetting to eat or skipping meals will only decrease your ability to concentrate. Planning your meals also helps to control how much and what you are eating
- Make sure to sweat for a half hour every day. Physical activity will help to restore your concentration and will make you feel better. Go for a walk on the grounds, run up and down the stairs a few times or perform several jumping jacks as a study break.
- Sleep is extremely important. Not only does it help to maintain your metabolism, it ensures you have energy and concentration for studying. Taking a 20 minute nap is a good way to staying alert, but is no substitute for a solid 8 hours of sleep a night.
- Caffeine provides a very short burst of energy, but makes you prone to crashing and increased level of stress. Minimize your caffeine intake by limiting your consumption of coffee, pop and energy drinks. Taking a short, brisk walk is a more effective way of raising your alertness.
- Use the fitness facilities at St. Peter's to release your stress. Make sure to ask someone how to use the equipment in the weight room to prevent severe injury and never work your body to exhaustion unless you are properly trained!
Good luck, and remember that keeping fit means ensuring your body is taken care of in a holistic manner.
St. Peter's College is open to students of all faiths. If you need to speak to someone about matters of a spiritual nature, you may contact one of our campus ministry team, the Men in Black.
The Men in Black are a group of Benedictine monks who will provide spiritual counseling to our students. Contact Student Services for more information.