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Benefits of Wellness

Pistol Pete and others walking on campus

To find purpose.  To live a life of vitality, happiness, and meaning while finding harmony within all these aspects of our lives.   To me, this is the meaning of being "well."  The life choices we make directly impact how we are able to live our lives.

Several years ago, I made a decision to pursue Yoga. It made such a difference in my life, I became certified so I could share the benefits with others. Focusing on flexibility, strength, and balance, yoga taught me to be calm and centered. Also incorporated into the physical dynamic are relaxation and breathing techniques. It teaches one limits, and at the same time stretches one beyond those limits. For me, it was the perfect fit – and we each need to find what “works”.

Oklahoma State University is committed to helping the entire campus population learn, understand, and practice the benefits of wellness. Our goal is not just to understand one component, but to "offer" the “whole” concept of wellness. There are many resources for faculty, staff, and students -- not only on the Stillwater campus but also at the branch campuses and the county extensions as well.

Below are just a few of the programs available. I encourage you to take a look, ask questions, and even offer suggestions to these departments as they serve your wellness needs. The journey to America’s HEALTHIEST campus®  is ours together, and together we can make a difference.

  • Department of Wellness
    • Group exercise
    • Nutrition counseling
    • Massage therapy
    • Personal training
    • Cowboy Cooking School
    • Wellness Wednesday series
    • B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Program
  • University Dining Services
    • Healthy dining options on campus
    • On-campus Farmer’s Market
    • Choose Orange Program
    • Healthy cooking demonstrations in the residence halls
  • Human Resources
    • Catapult Health Screenings
    • Pete's Pet Possee, OSU Pet Therapy Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • ComPsych Expanded Employee Assistance Program
  • ReBoot Center – University Counseling Services’ Stress Management Center
  • HES County Extension offices
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Human Sciences Outreach
    • Sustainability
  • OSU-Tulsa
    • Fitness Programs
    • Intramural Sports
    • Cowboy WellRewards
  • OSU-Oklahoma City
    • Golf Course
    • Certified Healthy Department
    • Fitness Programs
  • OSU-Institute of Technology
    • Fitness Center
    • Counseling Services
    • Health Services