“The greatest wealth is health.”
This month’s focus at Yonsei is health. When you think of the word health, what comes to mind? For some, it’s their physical health: their weight, their athletic ability, or their diet. For others, it’s their mental health: their mindfulness, their thoughts, and their negative feelings. No matter how you yourself view health, it’s important to remember that health covers a myriad of topics. At Yonsei, we want to encourage our students and their families to focus on their health, both mental and physical.
This Month’s Four Themes
Week 1: You are what you think. A key part of taking care of one’s mental health is ensuring that you are controlling the thoughts in your mind to the best of your ability. Telling yourself negative things, such as, “I can’t do it,” won’t help you to succeed. Take a moment everyday to remind yourself how strong and capable you are, even if times are tough.
Week 2: You are what you eat. Your body is capable of amazing things, and you have to fuel it properly. A healthy diet is all about finding balance between the healthy and unhealthy foods you love. If you’re a parent, we encourage you to sit with your child and go over what a health plate looks like.
Week 3: Exercise is a lifetime habit. One of the biggest favors you can do for your family is instil in them a love for exercise. We have so many parents at Yonsei training alongside their children, and we greatly appreciate the example these parents are setting for their children. Create a love for physical activity with your family by doing something as simple as evening walks togeth.er
Week 4: Respect your health. Ultimately, you don’t have much if you don’t have your health. We understand that, sometimes, there are factors beyond your control that might impact your health. We want to encourage you, whether you’re a student or a parent, to take care of your health and take advantage of any opportunity to improve it.