Health Awareness Topics


Reasons to Eat Healthy:


1) Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
2) Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
3) Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and are filling

Healthy Foods to Eat from A to Z:


A-Apples, Avocados, Asparagus
B-Beans, Broccoli
C-Carrots< Chicken, Celery
F-Fish, Fennel
G-Grapes, Guava, Green Beans
K-Kale, Kiwi
L-Lean Meat, Lettuce, Lemons
M-Melon, Milk, Mango
N-Nuts, Nectarines
O-Olives, Oranges, Onions
P-Potatoes, Peaches, Pineapple
R-Rice, Red Peppers, Radishes
S-Strawberries, Squash, Spinach
W-Watermelon, Watercress, Walnuts

Learn How to Make Tasty and Inexpensive Meals with These Healthy Recipes:


1.    Banana-Orange Relish:
2.    Black Bean Dip:
3.    Roast Chicken:
4.    Baked Chicken Nuggets:
5.    Pizza Meat Loaf:
6.    Saucy Beef Pasta:
7.    Chocolate Rice Pudding:



Reasons to Exercise:


Not being physically active puts people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, and most Americans are not physically active enough to gain any health benefits. Swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing, walking or many other activities can greatly help your heart. Whether it is included in a structured exercise program or part of your daily routine, all physical activity adds up to a healthier heart and a healthier body.

Ideas on Ways to Exercise!


  • Jog with a friend or by yourself
  • Join a gym
  • Participate in pilates, yoga, or weight training classes
  • Go Swimming
  • Take a hike in Bidwell Park
  • Play frisbee
  • Go for a bike ride


sleep and stress tips

  • Exercise (jogging, walking, athletics)
  • Read a book
  • Take breaks when needed
  • Play or listen to music
  • Fun games with family or friends
  • Naps
  • Plan schoolwork ahead of time
  • Manage time appropriately
  • Get eight hours of sleep or more each night
  • Focus on what is most important and stick to it



Social student life often revolves around alcohol. Parties and the bars are usually where students get together with friends on the weekends and even during the week. However, drinking too much can lead to negative consequences such as: Getting sick, being hung-over, hurting yourself or others, fighting, DUI’s, unplanned or unprotected sex, and other harmful consequences as well. Drinking excessively over a long period of time can lead to damage to your health.

Tips to Ensure Safe Drinking:


  • Limit your consumption to one drink per hour
  • Eat plenty of food before drinking alcohol
  • Stay hydrated with water before, during, and after drinking alcohol (especially when it is hot outside)
  • Drink slowly, and set a limit on how much alcohol you will consume beforehand
  • Do not mix drinks. Example: Drinking beer, wine and tequila together can lead to vomiting or alcohol poisoning
  • Never leave someone unattended if they are in need of medical help or appear too drunk to function
  • Know your limits; do not consume more than you know your body can handle
  • Call 9-1-1 if there is ever an emergency with yourself, a friend, or someone around you

For More Information:


Alcohol Hotlines Include the Following:

Alcohol and Drug Abuse 24 hour Hotline
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Information
Alcoholics Anonymous of Chico
(530) 342-5756


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Drugs Seem to be growing more popular at CSU Chico and it is important to be educated on the harmful damage drugs can cause to you or someone you know.

Harmful Effects Include:

  • Cocaine: Increased temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, hyperstimulation, irritability, anxiety, restlessness, nausea, paranoia
  • Hallucinogens: Hallucinations, anxiety, behavioral changes, illusions, and losing control. Long-term effects also include: Brain damage, psychological problems, coma, heart and lung complications, convulsions, and death.
  • Marijuana: Anxiety, paranoia, respiratory complications, increased heart rate, memory impairment, lack of coordination, destroyed nerve cells.
  • Heroin: Nausea, anxiety, liver/lung/brain damage, illusions, increased risk for HIV/AIDS, respiratory depression.
  • Pills: Addiction, anxiety, restlessness, brain damage, internal organ damage.
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*It is very important to seek help if you or someone you know is involved with drugs. Even experimenting just once can cause serious problems or lead to death.



womens health awareness

Student Health Service Offers:

  • Annual Check Ups
  • Physicals
  • Gyneclogical Check Ups
  • Breast Exams
  • STI Screenings
  • Vaccines



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Signs and Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections Include:

Genital discharge, painful urination, sores and/or blisters on the genitals, warts or bumps, pain during sexual intercourse.

Facts About STI’s

  • More than 13 million cases of STI’s are reported each year.
  • One in Four people will contract an STI in their lifetime
  • Most Cases, 2/3, of STI’s occur in people under the age of 25

(The Student Health Center Offers Free Condoms and Free STI Screenings with Full

Healthy Relationships:

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It is important that any relationship you are a part of is a healthy one. It is
often hard to see and realize if you are involved in an unhealthy relationship, but if so it is important to get out. Whether the relationship involves friends, family, or a significant other, here are some tips to ensure your relationship is healthy:

Healthy Relationships Should Include:
Trust, honesty, forgiveness and support
Signs of Unhealthy Relationships are:
Dishonesty, possessiveness, violence and/or abuse (physically, verbally and/or mentally), control, anger, and jealousy

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