For the Mind and Body
Finding time to take care of yourself can be challenging when faced with change and uncertainty. We understand the importance of the mind and body working together to give you the tools to be successful. Below you will find ways you can be active, build healthy habits, make connections, practice self-care, and look after your mental health and well-being.
The University provides free, voluntary, and confidential counseling services for Florida Poly students. Care Services has adjusted support to provide telephonic and online therapy for students in order to practice social distancing. Students experiencing an urgent mental health need still have access to counselors, and overnight/weekend emergency phone-support service remains available.
Care Services (Florida Poly’s health and wellness program) can help students identify and overcome barriers that affect their ability to be successful at Florida Poly. These barriers may be academically related, but they can also include mental health concerns, financial concerns, or personal concerns.
CARE Services can help students get involved or connected on campus or within the community. Sometimes it can be challenging to navigate the University system in order to access services or resources. Staff can help students navigate these services or develop an action plan for academic success.
Virtual Fitness Series
The Student Development Center is taking fitness to the next level via virtual workouts, challenges, and resources to help you navigate the at-home fitness scene. Be sure to follow @flpoly on Instagram and subscribe to Florida Poly’s YouTube channel.
The Virtual Fitness Series includes:
Phoenix Fit Challenges: On Mondays, we will give you a challenge on the University’s Instagram Stories to complete before Saturday at 5 p.m. Complete the challenge and you will be included in a raffle to win a free Phoenix fit T-shirt.
Wellness Wednesday Workouts: these are typically a HIIT or high-intensity interval training workout.
Quick Home Workouts: Throughout the week we will provide a quick workout that’s meant to be done in your own home. Keep an eye on the Florida Poly official Instagram for these pop-up workouts.
Students are invited to participate in online intramurals each semester. Create an account to see updated schedules, participate in games, view your schedule, create or join teams, and see your stats for each game. Intramurals are for all students, regardless of skill level. For more information, contact Derek Lower by email or call 863-874-8653.
Les Mills on Demand Fitness has released select free videos during this pandemic. Each workout is led by an instructor and can be modified to fit anyone’s ability level. There are different videos, so pick the workout, meditation, or yoga class you want and watch and follow along as much as you want.
YouTube yoga and stretching routines for instructor-led videos can have you feeling zen and refreshed in 30 minutes or less.
These videos can give you a good stretch.
- 10 min Morning Yoga Full Body Stretch
- 15 Minute Beginner Flexibility Routine
- Yoga for Stress Relief
- Yoga for Focus & Productivity
- Take 5 Yoga Break!
- Desk stretches while studying
Watch these to give your mind a boost.
- Mayo Clinic Mindful Study Breaks
- 10 Minute Guided Meditation for Focus
- 10 minute Meditation for Anxiety
- Mindful Breathing Meditation
- All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
- Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)
Other options are downloading fitness apps to keep you moving.
These resources are only a few of the countless self-help and workout guides on the internet. Find what you like and keep doing it. It doesn’t matter how you move, but it does matter that you continue to move.
Students have free access to Kognito, a mental health training resource. Kognito uses interactive role-playing simulations to build awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention. Kognito is geared towards helping students to lead real-life conversations with friends and fellow students who may be in distress and work to connect them with support.