Physical Well-Being

Physical well-being is about recognizing the need for and pursuing regular movement, adequate amounts of sleep, food that fuels your brain and body, and practicing safe behaviors.

Movement and proper sleep help relieve stress and contributes to overall well-being.

  • The Duck Nest offers free yoga classes for students. Visit the Duck Nest Instagram @uo_ducknest to stay up to date on upcoming classes.
  • Need a nap on campus? Check out the private Nap Room in the Duck Nest (EMU 041). Students can reserve the space for up to one hour.
  • In addition, the Duck Nest (EMU 041) has sleep kits which contain earplugs, a sleep mask, calming tea, and tips for restful sleep.

Physical well-being also is nourishing your body with food that fits your lifestyle, culture, and budget.

  • The Duck Nest hosts free cooking classes every term. Follow the Duck Nest on Instagram @uo_ducknest to be the first to know about upcoming cooking classes, and to catch up on our Recipes of the Week!
  • The Duck Rides X Duck Nest Grocery Shuttle provides free transportation to low-cost grocery stores every week. Learn more and reserve your spot on the Duck Nest website.
  • Many students qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides monthly funds for groceries. In collaboration with the UO Basic Needs Program, students at the Duck Nest can assist you in signing up for SNAP and direct you to other free food resources in the community.

Seeking support for eating disorders or disordered eating?

  • University Health Services can provide initial consultations and referrals for students concerned about eating disorders and disordered eating. Call 541-346-2770 or go to myUOHealth to schedule an appointment.
  • Eating Disorder Awareness and Support (EDAS) is a student organization dedicated to expanding eating disorder education, awareness, and resources at the UO. EDAS provides resources to students and families, presentations, and peer support groups.

Practice safe behaviors.

  • Take care of your body with regular visits to your primary care provider. Call 541-346-2770 or go to myUOHealth to schedule an appointment.
  • Do you get your seasonal flu shot each year? Learn more about the required and highly recommended vaccines you can get at UHS.
  • Take care of your lungs. Find out how to quit smoking or vaping at the UHS pharmacy.
  • Feeling low on vitamin D during the rainy winter? The Duck Nest has sun lamps which simulate sunlight and may reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder.