Wellness Events

Love Your Body Month, February 2015


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 5, 10:00am - 3:00pm
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 help us “trash” the trash talk!

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.


Monday, Feb 9, 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

I Heart Female Orgasm

Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your girlfriend, Connor and Dorian cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. Are you coming?

Learn more about the program here: http://www.sexualityeducation.com/femaleorg/index.php

This program is sponsored by SGA, Pepsi, and Sex Week at UMD.


Tuesday, Feb 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Functional Training Studio, Eppley Recreation Center

Love Your Body with Weights

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

This event is co-sponsored by Capus Recreation Services.


Wednesday, Feb 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall

TRANS the Movie: Viewing and Meet & Greet with the Producer

Join us for a screening of Trans, an up-close and very personal journey through the memorable stories and lives of a remarkable group of people. After the screening, enjoy a Q&A session with the movie’s producer, Mark Schoen.

The program is co-sponsored by the LGBT Equity Center and MICA.


Thursday, Feb 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
251 North

Love Your Body with Intuitive Eating

Stop by the SNAPS and HEALTH Works tables to learn about intuitive eating and practice this skill with free Hershey’s Kisses!  You can also grab some information and make a custom Love Your Body Month pin!


Tuesday, Feb 17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Aerobics Studio,  Eppley Recreation Center

Love Your Body @ Zumba

At this Love Your Body Zumba class, take time to appreciate all your body can do for you.  Stop by the HEALTH Works and SNAPS tables 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.


Wednesday, Feb 18, 8:25pm - 9:20pm
Aerobics Studio,  Eppley Recreation Center

Love Your Body 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.


Thursday, Feb 19, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Ground Floor, University Health Center

Free STI Testing

Same day HIV testing, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks

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

Friday, Feb 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Baltimore Room, Stamp Student Union

Project Love Your Body

Come and celebrate YOU in a place where everybody is welcomed, everybody is beautiful, and every body is celebrated.  Where we embrace what we have and give ourselves the worth we deserve.  There is no perfect body, just a perfect you!  On this runway, unique is the new chic!

This event is co-sponsored with Project HEAL

Wednesday, Feb 25, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Board and Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave

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.

This event is co-sponsored by Project HEAL

Wednesday, Feb 25, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Jimenez Hall, Room 0122

Decorate a Mirror and Make Your Closet Clearer

Join Active Minds at a mirror decorating event where you can learn more about positive body image and donate clothing that just doesn't fit anymore.  Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/ActiveMindsAtMaryland/timeline.

This event is sponsored by Active Minds at Maryland.