Office of Student Life

Love Your Body Week: All Events

Available Anytime

Podcast Episodes 

Provided by: Counseling and Consultation Service 

*Free, anytime access 

Body Image  

How Wellness Culture Impacts Body Image 

Let’s Talk 

Provided by: Counseling and Consultation Service 

Free, Daily availability 

Schedule a call at 614-292-5766  

This is a brief consultation with a therapist, not therapy but could be a therapy preview. Unsure about if going to therapy would help with body image concerns? Are you looking for ways to feel more connected and comfortable in your body? Try a Let’s Talk session! Sign up for them here.  

Tuesday, February 20

It's All Dimensional to Me: Body Image's Role in Holistic Wellness

Hosted by: Student Wellness Center

 4 – 5PM

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Come join the Student Wellness Center team to learn about the connections between body image and holistic wellness, and how you can access free resources that can help improve your body image in all aspects of your life! 

Goals of Conversation: 

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  •         Identify how wellness and body image are connected 
  •        Explain how their body image intersects with each dimension of wellness 
  •        Explore options for strengthening their body image through their wellness 


Dance for Every Body

Hosted by: Recreational Sports

Rachel T. | Grant E. | Prateeksha P.

 9 – 10PM – RPAC A200

Join us for a dynamic and inclusive fitness experience that celebrates the joy of movement for all body types and abilities. Our Dance for Every BODY class is designed to be a fun and uplifting journey through various dance styles featuring simple, yet incredibly fun routines that get you moving your body and getting your heart rate up! Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a first-timer, our welcoming and judgment-free environment encourages self-expression and confidence. The choreography is accessible and adaptable, ensuring that everyone can participate and feel the rhythm.  

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Group Fitness Late Night Zumba® : Recreational Sports ( 

Wednesday, February 21

Using Creativity to Unlearn Shame + Guilt Around Body Image  

Hosted by: Student Wellness Center

 4 – 5:30PM – Ohio Union, Brutus Buckeye Room

At this in person event, Student Wellness Center staff engage attendees in a conversation about how many things can impact [both positively and negatively] our perspectives around body image. Additionally, there will be a discovery of some creative and healthy ways for attendees to process feelings and thoughts about bodies in the future

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this in person workshop, students will: 

  •         Imagine what their relationship with their bodies could look like if they stopped carrying the messages about body image given to them at a young age 
  •         Understand the difference between body image, body positivity, body acceptance, and body neutrality 
  •         Identify at least one creative outlet that helps them process feelings and thoughts about their bodies in healthy ways 


Thursday, February 22

Altering the Algorithm: Social Media’s Influence on Body Image

Hosted by: Student Wellness Center

12:30 – 1:30PM

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Social media can influence us in both helpful and harmful ways with numerous studies revealing a relationship between social media and disordered eating. This presentation will explore the pros and cons of social media on body image and identify practical steps for creating a healthier experience with social media and the relationship with food and our bodies.

Program Objectives: 

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  •         Describe the pros and cons of social media on body image 
  •         Distinguish between body image, body neutrality, and body acceptance/respect 
  •        List one or more practical steps for developing a healthier relationship with social media 
  •         List one or more resources for further support  

Mindful Movement: Yoga for Mental Health Workshop

Hosted by: Counseling and Consultation Service

 5 – 6PM – Younkin Success Center, Classroom 220

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* Free, students can get FYSS or STEP credit 

Yoga for Mental Health is a weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration, and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices, and yoga postures. We will end each workshop with a discussion of how yoga practice impacts your mental health and wellness. This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. Yoga mats and props will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, and a towel or small blanket. 

Friday, February 23

Yoga for Every Body

Hosted by: Recreational Sports
Melanie R. | Alexis B.

 7:45 – 8:45AM – North Recreation Center

Begin your morning with a gentle release of tension in your muscles, fostering a mindful connection between your thoughts and movements. This class centers on reflection, with yoga, while utilizing different meditations, breath work and mindfulness techniques to relieve stress. Let go of distractions, discover the joy in movement, and leave the class feeling not only refreshed but also empowered to celebrate and cherish your unique body. This group fitness class takes place at the North Recreation Center (NRC).   

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Group Fitness Rise & Reflect Yoga : Recreational Sports ( 

Beyond the Surface: Exploring Wellness Beyond Weight 

Hosted by: Student Wellness Center

11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Body dissatisfaction is a widespread issue that affects college students of all shapes and sizes. This presentation will explore factors that contribute to body dissatisfaction, weight bias and its harmful effects, myths around Body Mass Index and weight loss, and how movements like Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating help promote weight neutral approaches to health.