Mandi Nyambi ’15 was excited to start college late last summer. She arrived at Harvard and immersed herself in academics, student life, and making new friends. Like many busy undergraduates, however, she soon found herself neglecting the basics of health and wellness. “I got caught up in the new experience of college,” she said. “You forget about sleep and eating healthy because you think about the friends you make and the activities you can go to. Then you kind of get away from the routine that allows you to experience everything and still stay healthy.” Nyambi and dozens of her classmates started 2012 with a new emphasis on wellness, thanks to the Optimal Health program held over Wintersession at the Fong Auditorium. Sponsored by the Center for Wellness and Harvard Athletics, Optimal Health touched on all the major aspects of prevention, with presentations from a lifestyle medicine consultant, a nutritionist, a sleep...
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