Keep your heart healthy with these Kean resources

By Julia Strugala | Posted on February 21, 2022

As this week wraps up American Heart Month, I wanted to use my voice one last time to spread information and resources about what Kean students can do to improve their health. Fortunately, Kean has an involved student body that comes together to better each other.

In a conversation with Dr. Consuelo Bonillas, health program coordinator and professor of public health, we discussed the various aspects of life that stress students.

“We know the stress, especially for students, is enormous. How do we cope? What resources do we have at Kean to do what we can? said Bonillas.

Fortunately, Kean has a long list of events filled with activities that anyone can attend to work off the stress, sweat it out, or just make their day a little better.

The benefits of yoga | Credit: @Keanyoga Instagram Page

The Kean University Yoga Club held a community yoga class every Thursday at the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. In room L-114, you can enjoy the 270 degree view of the Visualization and Immersion Studio for Education and Research.

From 3:20 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. every Thursday until May 5, you can learn new yoga techniques while improving your flexibility and strength. Bring your own mat and be sure to have fun!

If you’re looking to sweat it out, Kean Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience (PULSE) is hosting a free kickboxing class on Wednesday, February 23 at D’Angola Gym from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

PULSE wrote: “This is the perfect way to get your blood pumping and your body moving! We look forward to seeing you there!”

Latin Sorority Lambda Theta Alpha has an upcoming “Health is Wealth” event where they will vocalize how important it is to eat healthy snacks. They will also share nutritious snack recipes, which is especially great for students on a budget.

“Health is Wealth” will take place in room 515 of the Miron Student Center on Wednesday, March 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Health is Wealth | Lambda Theta Alpha

All links are listed below to RSVP to these events. Happy heart month!

Community Yoga Class: https://kean.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7810199

Kickboxing class: https://kean.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7886223

Lambda Theta Alpha “Health is Wealth” Event: https://kean.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7722229