Wellness Events

Love Your Body Month, February 2014

love your body month

Check out the student-run Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loveyourbodymonthumd

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, and are most likely to arise in men and women between the ages of 18 and 21 years. The purpose of Love Your Body Month is to promote knowledge and awareness of eating disorders among college students, to decrease stigma around seeking help for eating disorders and body image issues, and to promote a body-positive culture on campus in which all body shapes, sizes and colors are appreciated, respected and loved.

We hope to educate the campus community on how to love one’s body through appreciation of physical activity, developing a healthy relationship with food, identifying support and resources on campus, and becoming a critical viewer of the media.


Thursday Feb 6, 11am - 3pm
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Wellness Expo

Visit the HEALTH Works table at the Wellness Expo (part of Stampfest). Pick up a calendar of events for Love Your Body Month, information on eating disorders and body image, and make a valentine for your body!

This event is part of StampFest. Co-sponsored by Student Health Advisory Committee.


Friday Feb 7, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Aerobics Studio, ERC

Love Your Body @ Zumba

At these Love Your Body Zumba classes, take time to appreciate all your body can do for you. Stop by the HEALTH Works table on your way in or out of class to pick up information or create a custom Love Your Body Month pin!

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.


Monday Feb 10, 11am - 1pm
Food Court, Stamp Student Union

Love Your Body with Intuitive Eating

Stop by the HEALTH Works booth to learn about intuitive eating, and practice this skill with free Hershey’s Kisses! With Valentine’s Day coming up, don’t forget to send your body a love note.

This event is co-sponsored by the HEALTH Works Peer Educators.


Friday Feb 14, 5pm - 7pm
Weight Room, ERC

Love Your Body with Weights

Why is strength training important? Do men experience body image issues too? Can someone work out too much? Come find out! HEALTH Works Peer Educators and CRS Personal Trainers will be there to answer your strength training questions.

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.


Tuesday Feb 18, 7pm - 9pm
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

Body Image Open Mic

Eating disorders and body image issues don’t discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexuality. Please join us to share your stories of struggle, frustration, hope, learning and acceptance in a welcoming and safe atmosphere. Free refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by MICA and The One Project.


Thursday Feb 20, 11am - 2:30pm
Ground Floor, University Health Center

Free HIV/STI Testing

HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing, results in 2 weeks

More free STI testing dates and information: http://www.health.umd.edu/stitesting


Friday Feb 21, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Aerobics Studio, ERC

Love Your Body @ Zumba

At these Love Your Body Zumba classes, take time to appreciate all your body can do for you. Stop by the HEALTH Works table on your way in or out of class to pick up information or create a custom Love Your Body Month pin!

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.


Monday Feb 24, 11am - 2:30pm
Ground Floor, University Health Center

Free HIV Testing

Rapid HIV testing, same day results

More free STI testing dates and information: http://www.health.umd.edu/stitesting


Tuesday Feb 25, 6pm - 7:30pm
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

What does “everything in moderation” mean and how can a college student succeed at eating a balanced, healthy diet? Join campus dietitian Jane Jakubczak, RD, MPH and the Dietetic Student Volunteers to learn how to develop a good relationship with food, be confident in your food choices, and most importantly – eat cake! Free food and refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon.

This event is co-sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon.


Friday Feb 28, 6pm - 7pm
Aerobics Studio, ERC

Body Love Yoga Class

This special yoga class will empower you to honor your body by focusing on how you feel in positions, appreciating your body's strength and ability, and choosing body-positive mantras. This class is open to all levels of practice (beginning, intermediate, advanced).

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.


Friday Feb 28, 7:30pm
Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Students $10 Faculty/Staff $24

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening is based on a controversial 1891 play which was banned for a time because of its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. The rock musical caused a sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 2006. Set in late 19th-century Germany, it tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Educational tables with sexual health, sexuality, and sexual assault prevention information and resources will be in the lobby before and after the program.

http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/spring-awakening