Are you aware that students report stress as the number one impediment to academic performance at UC San Diego (1)? It is very important to make sure you take time to de-stress.
Two helpful publications for finals week:
What Stress Does to Us
Consider the benefits of Hands-On Relaxation Activities
Touch Can Be Calming
Try these easy stretching exercises to get you through Finals Week!
The Resources and Relaxation (R&R) Squad is a group of trained peer educators from the Health, Recreation and Well-being Cluster. The R&R Squad provides free 4-5 minute low intensity neck, back, shoulders and arm/hand rubs.
Check out the Zone calendar to see the days the R&R Squad is in!
Invite the R&R Squad to your next event! Email the squad at firstname.lastname@example.org
"R" is for Resources: UC San Diego students reported that they would like to receive information on resources for stress reduction, depression/anxiety, grief and loss, suicide prevention, sexual assault and relationship violence, nutrition and physical activity and sleep difficulties.
"R" is for Relaxation: 60% of UC San Diego students rated* the stress they had in the past 12 months as "more than average" to "tremendous". (*According to the 2010 National College Health Association Survey)
Here are some other things you can do:
Have questions? Contact a Health Educator at (858) 534-1824.
(1) National College Health Assessment, 2010.