Health & Wellness Activities

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Tai Chi for Health and Wellness

Edson College professor Linda Larkey, PhD, demonstrates Be Zheng Qigong Tai Chi. Professor Larkey has applied her long-time personal interest in integrative medicine and meditative movement to research in cancer supportive care. In particular, she has launched studies to examine how Meditative Movement practices (e.g., Qigong, Tai Chi) affect quality of life, fatigue, sleep, cognitive function, emotional distress among cancer survivors. She is also examining cardiovascular, metabolic and psychoneuroimmunological effects of Meditative Movement and self-management of emotional states using heart rate variability rhythm practice among older adults and cancer survivors.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

7 Minute Meditation for Times of Transition

Join Tiara Cash with ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience as she walks through a meditation to help find change in times of change. Envision an expanding and healing light in your heart’s center. Thank your body for its strength and resilience, and briefly let go of fear and worry.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Calories, Caffeine and the Onset of Obesity in Young Children

High calorie foods and beverages, which often contain caffeine, contribute to child overweight/obesity. Nancy Melvin Endowed Professor, Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, discusses her research focused on the results of educational intervention to promote healthy growth in very young children. Professor Reifsnider is faculty with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Can You Count the Characters?

See if you can accurately count the number of Toads from Mario Party in this video. This activity demonstrates how distractions and stress can impact ability to focus and successfully completing tasks.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

7 Minute Meditation for Relaxation and Presence

Join ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience and give yourself the gift of seven minutes to focus on your being and wellness today. Use this short meditation to focus on your body, awareness and to recognize that you are enough in this moment. This guided meditation with Teri aims to help you notice who you are today and what you are feeling within.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Make your own lime electrolyte drink

Learn how to make an electrolyte drink that will give you the fuel to do the activities you love.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Overnight Oats

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast of overnight oats.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

SHOW: Student Health Outreach for Wellness

Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is an interprofessional, undergraduate student run initiative dedicated to providing vulnerable populations with access to free healthcare and health education programs in Downtown Phoenix. SHOW provides free integrated health services, health promotion and health literacy programs to vulnerable populations including individuals experiencing homelessness, those from low income communities, and those recovering from substance use disorders. Consisting of health professionals in Maricopa County as well as student volunteers across Arizona State’s colleges and programs, SHOW works with vulnerable populations to reach their wellness goals.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Yoga on the Field at Sun Devil Stadium

ASU 365 Community Union presents Live Well Yoga offering free 1-hour yoga classes led by local yoga instructors. This recording of Yoga on the Field is led by ASU Alumni Courtney Sheber of Modern Yoga. It was recorded on January 23, 2021. Register and tune in for our online Live Well Virtual Yoga classes at noon on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays through 5/1.

Health & Wellness | Tour

Visit the Grace Center for Innovation in Nursing Education

The expert team at the Grace Center for Innovation in Nursing Education (Grace Center) facilitate 125,000 student hours annually in experiential learning and community outreach across programs at Edson College. The Center’s vision, “Knowledge & Action Join As One,” is enacted at a 45,000 sq. ft. facility located in the ASU Mercado and the newly opened 35,000 sq. ft. space at the Health Futures Center. State-of-the-art technology and resources provide an effective learning environment for students to practice/master nursing skills and clinical decision making in a variety of healthcare settings while using learning management systems to empower reflective practice.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

8 Minute Meditation to Encourage Connection and Compassion for Others

Take a short eight minutes of the day to practice a guided meditation on our common humanity called “Just Like Me” with ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. In digitally driven and divisive times, it is more important than ever to foster our compassion and connection for and to others, even if (or maybe especially if) we may not know them well.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Explore the Fundamentals of Healthcare for Veterans

One in 10 Americans is a veteran, yet only 33% of those veterans are seen by the Veterans Administration for healthcare. The majority (67%) of the veteran population receive healthcare services provided by non-veteran community-based healthcare providers. These community-based healthcare providers require education that addresses the uniqueness of the military and veteran experience and the healthcare needs of veterans. This interprofessional, non-credit course can help health professionals of all disciplines learn how to better serve this community. Register any time in March with the code Opendoor21 for 10% off the program fee. More information available at: https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/programs/continuing-education/veteran-healthcare

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

How to Break Down a Task

Working on a larger task may become overwhelming and create anxiety or stress. These 5 steps will allow you to break a large task into smaller achievable steps to help you achieve your goal.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Welcome to the Global Health Collaboratory

The Global Health Collaboratory is dedicated to extending Edson College's programs beyond organizational or geographic boundaries. Our work connects existing programs with new partners and develops innovative new ways to train health professionals worldwide. Edson College currently has programs and partnerships in twelve countries, spread across five continents, connecting the college with local, national, and international communities. Under the leadership of Sr. Associate Dean Craig Thatcher, the Global Health Collaboratory is developing global collegiate partnerships, expanding non-credit education programs to nontraditional students and growing international student and faculty exchange opportunities.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Dean Judith Karshmer Welcomes You

Welcome to ASU and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation! We're delighted you've decided to participate in the 2021 online Open Door and explore our college, and all that ASU has to offer.

Health & Wellness | Other

Join the Snuggle Bug/Acurrucadito Study

Are you having a baby soon? We are seeking pregnant mothers in their third trimester and up to three weeks postpartum, English or Spanish speaking, and ages 18-40, to participate in a one-year study with their babies. We want to learn about how you and baby sleep, eat, and play together and how those things influence your baby’s growth. The study includes six “home” visits that use appropriate social distancing measures. You can earn up to $234 in addition to diapers, wipes, and more. Let us share in your joy as your little one grows up!

Health & Wellness | Presentation

David Coon: Research at Edson College

Research is the complement to the classroom experience. Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation students are able to work with faculty on great challenges in health and health care. Amanda Goodman, Media Relations Officer, sits down with Associate Dean of Research and Professor David Coon to discuss the robust research happening at the college. From sleep to diabetes prevention, supporting family caregivers, and more, research faculty are tackling community health challenges in an effort to improve health outcomes. Coon also touches on his own research and the new Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging he directs.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

Burpee Workout Equals Superhero!

Coach Alberto Flores and 4-year-old Manny demonstrate a simple burpee workout, with information on how to incorporate this exercise into your family workout routine.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Learn about The Academy of Lactation Programs

Lactation support is a fundamental health care responsibility. It serves as a high value care option, steeped in cultural heritage, and impacting our community’s health. Learn more about Edson’s Academy of Lactation Programs, which offers non-credit lactation programs ideal for anyone working with childbearing women and their families, or those aspiring to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Register any time in March 2021 with the code Opendoor21 for 10% off the program fee. More information available at: https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/continuing-education/lactation

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Find your Voice as an Advocate with the Health Policy Academy

The world of politics, especially health policy, can often seem like a closed bubble – daunting, secluded and inaccessible. For professionals hoping to gain experience and connections in this field, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The Health Policy Academy is designed to decode and demystify the world of health policy. Participants, regardless of past experience or training, will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the health policy sphere. Register any time in March with the code Opendoor21 for 10% off the program fee. More information available at: https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/hpa

Health & Wellness | Presentation

A ‘Living Drug’ That Beats Cancer | ASU KEDtalks®️ featuring Karen Anderson

Could unleashing the body’s immune system cure cancer? Karen Anderson reveals how a scientific breakthrough that empowers the body’s own cancer-killing T cells offers new hope.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Bee Safety at ASU

Arizona State University campuses are situated in the Sonoran Desert, which is home to stinging insects such as bees. Learn how to be avoid bee stings and what do do if you encounter a swarm.

Health & Wellness | Presentation

Track Your Metabolism with a Mask

Do you know how to effectively manage your weight? The secret is to understand your metabolism. In this video, we will help you to understand the metabolism and energy balance of our body and show how the metabolism will affect our weight. We will also show the metabolism can be measured by an innovative wearable mask device.

Health & Wellness | Other

Join the Heart Focused Movement Study

Do you need a safe way to get active after months of quarantine? Join the heart-focused movement study sponsored by the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The program includes online courses and interactive Zoom-led sessions.

Health & Wellness | Demonstration

8 Minute Meditation for Self-Appreciation

What values do you hold dear? Join Dr. Teri Pipe with ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience, as she helps us uncover our sense of self, brings clarity to our uniquely held values and reveals how we can align with these values in everyday life.