Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Love Your Body Week: All Events

Sunday, February 23

Body Project Open Session

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Younkin Room 220

 

This workshop is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies while fighting negative "thin-ideals" and negative body talk in our community and media. Sign up for the two 2-hour session workshop (four hours total) at https://go.osu.edu/LYBW

 

 

Monday, February 24

Body Positivity: Leading the Movement

1:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

RPAC, Meeting Room 2

 

In this interactive session, participants will define and describe the “body-ideal” present in our society, learn how to combat negative body talk and gain information on how to support those who suffer from disordered eating and eating disorders.

150 Messages of Gratitude and Positivity

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RPAC Lobby

 

Help the Body Project send 150 messages of gratitude and positivity to someone you are grateful for! Celebrate Ohio State's sesquincentennial while creating a community of positivity and support.

Frats and the Freshman 15

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lawrence Tower Ballroom

 

A panel made up of representatives from various fraternities and sororities discuss promoting diversity and a body positive culture in Sorority and Fraternity Life organizations.

Yoga for Every Body

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

North Recreation Center, Room 210

 

This 60-minute yoga flow is designed for everybody's body! This vin-yin styled class will be sure to help you find flexibility, balance and/or strength and celebrate everything that your body can do.

 

Tuesday, February 25

Love Your Body Circuit Cycle

10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

RPAC, B30

 

Join the Student Life RecSports group fitness team for a special edition of their circuit cycle class and celebrate your amazing body just the way it is! This class will focus on what your body can do and how you feel, allowing you to embrace you for being you. Open to all fitness levels and all body types. 

Shred Negative Thoughts

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RPAC Lobby

 

Out with the bad and in with the good! Stop by the table to write down those negative thoughts, put them through the shredder, and then celebrate by replacing them with positive messages.

Love Your Body Walk

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The William Oxley Statue at the Oval

 

We spend, on average, 90 percent of our day indoors. Break the indoor cycle by joining us for a body-positive walk around the Oval and Mirror Lake.

How to Love Your Body Workshop with Julie Ohelmacher

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

TBD

 

Join CHAARG and Julie Ohelmacher for a guided coaching workshop to empower individuals to see their bodies and themselves in a new light. This program will include journaling, small group breakout sessions, and reflections with other participants.

Love Your Body with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Busch Hall, Valor Room

 

Join Ohio State’s Project Heal chapter for a night of celebrating body positivity by watching The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! Stay after the movie for an interactive group discussion.

 

Wednesday, February 26

Buckeye Food Alliance - Tabling

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

RPAC Lobby

 

Stop by the RPAC Lobby to learn about food insecurity, healthy body image and how to access healthy foods when healthy food may be hard to access. A donation box will be present at the table, please considering bringing a food item to donate. Fight the stigma and support those in need!

Positive Posts

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

RPAC Plaza

 

Have some fun with a Love Your Body Week photoshoot! The Boo Radley Society will have a table with cute props and an Instagram frame to celebrate all body types and experiences!

A Radical Act of Self-Care

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ohio Union, Multicultural Center, Alonso Family Room

 

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for a blend of reflective conversation, meditation and gentle movement as we deepen the connection to our bodies and identify restorative strategies to love ourselves in a world that often does not seem to love us.

Art Therapy for Self-Care

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Busch Hall, Palate Room

 

Relieve stress and boost your mood with art! This body positive art therapy session will encourage you to express yourself and relax.

 

Thursday, February 27

Love Your Body and Play it Safe!

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RPAC Lobby

 

Stop by the RPAC lobby to participate in a fun and engaging activity to learn more about ways to practice safer sex, embrace to your body's needs and reduce your risk!

Mindless Eating: Why We Eating More Than We Think

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

RPAC, Meeting Room 3

 

Learn about a variety of factors that influence eating and practical tips for reengineering our food environment to become a more mindful eater.

Body Positivity: Leading the Movement

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Younkin Room 220

 

In this interactive session, participants will define and describe the “body-ideal” present in our society, learn how to combat negative body talk and gain information on how to support those who suffer from disordered eating and eating disorders.

Body Image Panel

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

RPAC, Meeting Room 3

 

Come listen to a diverse panel of presenters as they share the stories of their individual body image journeys.

 

Friday, February 28

NEDA Walk Sign Up

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RPAC Lobby

 

Stop by the RPAC lobby to sign up for the National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk which will take place on Ohio State's campus on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Sign up individually or with a team, all are welcome to participate in this empowering walk to raise awareness about eating disorders and hope for recovery.

 

Fad Diets: Fact, Fiction or Fake?

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

RPAC, Meeting Room 1 and 2

 

This workshop will address the pros and cons of popular fad diets so that you can approach healthy eating in a realistic, simple and sustainable way.

Body Positive Showcase

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sullivant Hall Performance Theatre (3rd Floor)

 

Join Body Project for a night of art and performances that celebrate and promote body positivity. Performances include singing, poetry, dance and more. Interested in performing? Sign Up at https://go.osu.edu/LYBW