BIPOC Health Resources

BIPOC Health Matters

We see you. We seek to understand. We are here. Your life matters. Your health matters. You matter.

In addition to the resources listed here, we understand that self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances your ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. We understand self-care to be helpful when dealing with systemic oppression and the trauma that comes with a life lived under certain circumstances. The mental fortitude and emotional strength necessary to cope during these challenging times can be bolstered by intentionally practicing self-care. 

Self care activities fill you up, lead to a sense of balance, and give you the tools and energy to cope with whatever is occurring in your life. 

Self-care also includes, but is not limited to, the following:

setting boundaries

taking time away from social media

avoiding toxic people

getting organized

establishing helpful routines

meal-planning

eating a balanced diet

staying hydrated

avoiding smoking and harmful drugs

moderating alcohol use

budgeting

going to bed on time

reading books

attending to one’s spiritual life

journaling

spending time in nature

seeking counseling

seeking medical care

Stethascope

Events for Health

liveWELL: Resilience 101 Part 2 - Happiness and Gratitude/Protective Factors

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:10pm to 12:50pm
Virtual

With intention and practice, we can all improve our ability to bounce back from challenges and significant stress more quickly. This four-part Zoom series offers proven tools and resources to develop healthy coping strategies and prepare ourselves to be resilient in our everyday lives and when faced with adversity.

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Mindfulness Matters

Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Virtual

Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention, non-judgmentally to the present moment. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increased sense of balance, stress management and overall well-being in your life.  Thursdays | 1:30-2:00 PM Join: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/129398591  Email heidi-r-reynolds@uiowa.edu with questions. 

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Kettlebell Power & Flow - Session 1

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:15am to 11:15am
Field House

Are you ready to increase your kettlebell knowledge and learn a new gym skill?  Interested in learning more about the kettlebell, but feeling a little intimidated?  This kettlebell basics session will give you all the tools to put together kettlebell power movements at the gym.  Specific form basics will cover the Kettlebell Windmill, the Swing, the Turkish Get-Up, the Clean, and the Push-Press. Two-three movements will be covered each day, with close attention paid to proper posture and form…