by Malena Aylwin ’22
One of the major concerns on all college campuses in the U.S. is that students are not spending enough time on their own mental and physical health.
Beginning on Feb. 4 and ending Feb. 8, Providence College is holding activities to promote both mental and physical health awareness, “cultivating self-care from the Inside Out,” as the advertisment states.
Inside Out events are lasting throughout the week with different activities every day and hour. The main goal of the week is to educate PC students on mental and physical awareness, done through various activities, all revolving around tips and tricks on how to reduce stress, exercise, and more.
Some activities people can get involved in include the Embody Love workshop, spINTENTION cycling, meditation, yoga classes, and Motherland dance workshops, among others.
There are also special activities with free giveaways, such as milkshakes, PC hats, scarves, and mugs.
Another activity is making your own personalized set of coasters while indulging in a delicious, gourmet cupcake from Wildflour Bakery, which includes vegan options, as well.
Participants of these events received tracking cards to earn points throughout the week, helping them win awards by the end of the week. At the end of each activity, trainers punched the person’s card.
Anyone that earned eight points could also trade in their card for a journal at the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. booths on Thursday or Friday.
Fatima Velasquez ’22 talked about her experience with Inside Out week, saying, “I went to some of the activities held this week and was very impressed. I was very inspired by the awareness brought towards self-care here at PC. The classes were a little challenging at first, but once you get the hang of them you realize how beneficial they are.”
Katrina Ursino ’22 also commented on Inside Out week, saying, “I love meditating and yoga, and I find them so helpful when I am stressed. I love that PC is spreading awareness because mental and physical health is such a big part of college students [lives].”