October Edition




Here's your October dose of wellness. Per usual, there are a lot of great programs going on. Remember that during October, Pier 21 hosts a lot of great programs for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - be on the look out for the schedule once it is issued.

Also, please note that the Herbert Wellness Center will be closing early for the UM vs FSU football game on Saturday, October 9th. Get in to use the facility early that day as we will be closing our doors at 3:30pm to head over to Sun Life Stadium to cheer on our Canes!

And, of course, GO CANES tomorrow against Clemson!!

Have a Happy October. Be well.

Treat and Trick?


Halloween is an occassion that can lead to the ingestion of massive amounts of candy (and calories). Sure, we love a good treat, but let's see what tricks we have to do to burn off the excess.


Go to the

Halloween Treat Calorie Calculator






Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: October 18

Family and Friends CPR (no certification): October 20

Heartsaver CPR: October 4, 29


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

October 6 - Middle East Piece(s) (Non-Vegetarian)

October 27 - Cooking in Jewel Tones (Vegetarian)


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

September 18, 25


Special Programs

Free Flut Shots at the Wellness Center

Get your annual flu shot on October 12 between 5:30-7:00pm in the Atrium of the Herbert Wellness Center. Flu shots will also be available at other locations on campus - view the schedule here.


Brain Gain (Click here for Details)

If you could enhance your academic performance, would you? Brain Gain offers 3 cutting-edge programs formualted to help optimized learning via exercise, sleep, and mindfulness meditation. You won't be studying smarter...you'll actually be smarter. Details and schedules are available online. (Click image to enlarge)






Programs Around Campus


Suicide Prevention Walk






Wellness Resources


Potty Post - This issue: The Quickest Way to Create a new mindset (PDF)

Bulletin Board - Ten Tips for Healthy Eating on the Run (PDF)


Visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite for additional resources, or check out our online resources.  






Joke/Quote of the Month



"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." ~ Tony Robbins



Joke: Plane Crash

There were three passengers in a plane that was about to crash. One was the smartest man in the world, one was the President of the United States, and one was a little girl. However, there were only two parachutes.


The first man, the smartest man in the world, stood up and said, "The people who would benefit the world the most should be the ones who get the parachutes. I, being the smartest man, am one of those." With that he grabbed a parachute and jumped out.


The president looked at the little girl and said, "I've led a good long life, and you're just starting yours. You take the last parachute."


And the little girl replied, "Don't worry, there's one for each of us. The smartest man in the world just took my backback."











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