Introduction to Physical Wellness
Physical wellness is about finding the right balance between routine physical activities, consumption of healthful or proper nutrition, routine screenings and check-ups, adequate sleep and observing safe practices. The ultimate aim of physical wellness is to keep the body in optimal health and functional condition.
How to improve your Physical wellness
- Regular routine exercise-at least 30 minutes a day
- Being aware of your dietary needs-especially eating a nutritious diet
- Ensuring that you sleep adequately daily (at least 7 to 9 hours)
- Routine health screenings and check-ups
- Maintaining proper hygiene
- Learn to take time off and relax
- Drinking lots of water
- Avoid substance abuse-harmful to the body and mind
Opportunities for developing your physical wellness
Exercise and Sports
Department of Wellness
The Department of Wellness offers programs and services to help provide a healthy lifestyle environment for students, faculty and staff. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our students, staff and faculty through improved physical and mental development that leads to a healthy and rewarding life.
Within the Department of Wellness there is a wide range of programming that you can take advantage of on your wellness journey.
Group Fitness Classes
Both live and pre-recorded group fitness classes are currently available.
Virtual Fitness Classes
Take advantage of the exercise library to tailor your own workout or a pre-recorded class for more guidance.
Over 35 sports clubs are active at OSU.
More than 50 sporting activities a year in these friendly, competitive events. A great way to meet people and get in some exercise.
OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center
The Tulsa Wellness Center has a cardio area and weight lifting area. Fitness classes are also available.
The CHS Wellness Center features a wide range of equipment for all fitness levels.
The Department of Wellness shares budget and health friendly meal ideas.
Meeting with a registered and licensed dietician can help you develop a practical meal plan for your dietary needs.
Provide dining services on campus, look for Choose Orange to make healthy choices easier.
- Outdoor Activities
Stillwater Parks & Recreation
The City of Stillwater has many parks and other recreation opportunities.
Tulsa Parks & Recreation
Check out the parks and recreation that the city of Tulsa has to offer.
The Gathering Place-Tulsa
Tulsa's riverfront park for all people. A wide range of activities, from a sensory garden to the reading tree to the Midland Valley Trail are available for the whole family.
Looking for an escape in Tulsa? Check out the hiking at Turkey Mountain.
River Sports Boathouse District-OKC
The Oklahoma City Boathouse District is also home to RIVERSPORT Rapids, a whitewater rafting/ kayaking facility that hosted the 2016 whitewater kayaking Olympic trials. If you prefer to stay on land, the district also includes 14 miles of trails that connect to Lake Overholser, the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge and Lake Hefner to the north and west of downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma River is also home to the Oklahoma River Cruises, which offers connections to Bricktown and OKC’s historic Stockyards City.
Oklahoma Parks and Recreation
Explore the range of parks the State of Oklahoma has to offer.
- Specialized Resources
Pete's Pet Posse: OSU Pet Therapy Program
The Pete's Pet Posse Mission is to enhance the wellbeing of the Cowboy family through professionally trained and nationally certified pet therapy teams in collaboration with campus resources and generous supporters.
University Health Services
University Health Services is an outpatient ambulatory care facility designed to provide cost effective, physician directed, health care.
Student Disability Services (CHS)
Student Disability Services at OSU Center for Health Sciences provides support services to students with disabilities and is committed to providing equal access to programs, services and activities.
OSU-Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (ASAC) is committed to providing quality, confidential services for OSU students affected by problems related to substance abuse. We promote and provide innovative, campus-based services that improve well-being and quality of life. The goal of the ASAC is to help students maximize their potential by supporting their intellectual, personal and social growth.