COVID-19 has reemphasized the need for everyone to take care of themselves. Through a series of events, challenges, and campus-wide goals, York College is helping students make wellness a priority.
YCP Blog - Health & Wellness
The pandemic has been a constant force in our lives for the past year. In addition to the physical risks associated with COVID-19, the virus is also impacting college students’ mental health. York College has a number of resources to help you take care of your overall wellness during this challenging time.
Turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021 came with its share of reflection and renewed sense of promise for the future. Several York College of Pennsylvania students share what they’re hopeful for in the coming year.
For the fall 2020 semester, the YWCA York Advocates will be available in the morning from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month in Humanities 162. For 24/7 support, there is a hotline that can be reached at 1-800-422-3204. The YWCA York Advocates will begin their time on campus starting October 16, 2020.
"Let’s face it, for the majority of people, exercise isn’t always our first choice for filling our time. The most common excuse is, 'I just don’t have time.' With our current state of affairs, it’s important to do all we can to boost our immune systems and to stay active while sheltering at home—so there should be more time than ever to exercise. The key is to be intentional with our time...A great way to start is by engaging in at-home workouts." - Sarah Remmert '02
"I am in no way a food or grocery expert. My 'training' is limited to a ridiculous amount of time watching The Food Network and seven years at a 'very large' grocery store chain. That said, over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a system of sorts that has proven very effective for me and my roommate. Below are the five steps to budget-friendly grocery shopping and cooking." - Brian Dix '16
"Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re living day-to-day in a moment of time that will forever go down in the history books. Anxiety, fear, and uncertainty are high. Now more than ever we need to be aiding our bodies in the best way possible to fight off germs. AKA: We need to be the healthiest version of ourselves possible." - Melanie Cohen '02
"One of the many things that drew me to York College was the campus. Running right beside campus rests the Heritage Rail Trail — something still open even during this pandemic. We’re all feeling the isolating effects of the quarantine, so here are my recommendations to get outside for some fresh air." - Jamie Kinsley '12