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Suggestions from Longwood students who just finished their Freshman year.

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Top 10 Issues Impacting the Academic Performance of Students

  1. Stress
  2. Sleep Difficulties
  3. Relationship Difficulties
  4. Concern for a Troubled Friend/Family Member
  5. Internet Use/Computer Games
  6. Cold/Flu/Sore Throat
  7. Sinus Infection/Ear Infection/Bronchitis/ Strep Throat
  8. Alcohol Use
  9. Death of a Friend/Family Member
  10. Attention Deficit Disorder/Depression/Anxiety Disorder/Seasonal Affective Disorder

Top 10 Requested Services We Will Continue to Offer:

  1. Acute Illness
  2. Allergy Shot Clinic
  3. Cholesterol Screening for Fitness Concepts
  4. Depression/Anxiety
  5. Emergency Contraception
  6. Community Wellness Education
  7. Health Counseling (stress, sleep, nutrition, smoking cessation etc.)
  8. Flu/Cold Clinics
  9. Women's/Men's Health
  10. Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening

Stress Remedy

If any of these apply to you.....you might be stressed!

Symptoms of Stress Overload:

  • rapid breathing
  • high blood pressure
  • tingling in the hands/feet
  • headache
  • digestive problems
  • vulnerability to colds & other illnesses
  • inability to concentrate or make decisions
  • feeling sad or irritable for reason
  • sleep problems
  • prolonged anxiety
  • change in appetite
  • inability to cope with even minor setbacks
  • unable to enjoy things that are usually enjoyable
  • no interest in sex
  • accident proneness

Try this remedy:

The 5-Second Stress Reliever: Lots of people clench their teeth when they're uptight. Here's an easy exercise to relax your jaw, face, and neck, courtesy of Elaine Petrone, a fitness & stress expert.

  • Take a deep breath, & drop your jaw right now.
  • Next, open your mouth and exhale with a long "haaaaaaa" sound.
  • Finally, gently close your lips.
  • Repeat this exercise throughout the day. You'll soon become aware of how often your jaw clenches - and how that tightness moves tension down in to your neck & shoulders.

* Source: A Jerry Baker Health Book by Jean Karen Thomas


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