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Physical Wellness

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Maintaining physical wellness and self-care is paramount for college students’ academic success. The College provides several wellness activities, including exercise classes led by certified instructors, healthy eating challenges, and flu vaccinations at no cost to students. These programs specifically address being active and staying healthy. 


Yoga with Professor Stuart
Join this introductory yoga class on Zoom to learn the basic poses, discover your inner strength, and find a productive and healthy way to deal with stress. Have lots of fun along the way while doing something good for yourself. This class is taught by Prof. Deborah Stuart, an adjunct English professor at MC. Register once and attend multiple classes. Wednesdays for five weeks. Those who register AND attend will be entered into a drawing for an 11-piece yoga kit worth $60. So, register and attend!
Wednesdays September 6 through October 12 from 6-7pm via Zoomnew window

I Support the Girls Bra Distribution
The SHaW Ctr has partnered with ISG to provide a distribution of donated bras. Registration closes for this distribution on 10/31. There is a limited number of bras and not all sizes are available. Registrants will receive up to 2 bras, information on breast care, and education on sizing.
Check back soon for registration link!

Weight Loss by Managing 2 Things
This workshop will cover information on the different strategies to manage calories through managing intake of macro and micronutrients for the purpose of losing weight and preventing obesity. Attendees will learn more about the functions and calorie contents of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and water.
Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 3-4pmnew window

Birth Control 101: Understanding Birth Control Methods
Join us on September 13th, as we dive into the different methods of birth control. Applying a sex-positive and inclusive lens to facilitation, we will explore each method and the effectiveness of these methods. At the end of the session, participants should be able to understand each method and be able to apply the knowledge to make healthy and positive decisions around birth control. Facilitated by health educators and specialists with Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 4-5pm  new window

Food as Medicine: Eating for Disease Prevention
This workshop will cover information on what constitutes a healthy plate, calorie intake, micronutrients, macronutrients, and their effects on the body. Information will also be provided on the different ways that nutrition can be used as a disease prevention strategy. 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 3-4pm new window

Diabetes Prevention Through Healthy Eating
This Diabetes prevention workshop will cover information on the benefits of healthy eating as a Diabetes prevention strategy. Information will be shared on the different diets and nutrients that may assist in Diabetes prevention.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6 window

CCI Health Services: Community Health and You
Brief overview of CCI Health Services, what is offered and how to become a patient.
Tuesday, September 27 from 2-3:30pmnew window

Boost Your Immunity with Exercise
This workshop will cover information about the health benefits of exercise. Information will be provided about what happens to our bodies when we exercise in the short-term and long-term. Information will also be covered on the immunity benefits of exercise, and how exercise can be used to prevent diseases.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 3-4pmnew window

The Obesity Epidemic: We Can Beat This
Presented by Dr. Chiangeh as part of the Health is Wealth Series. This workshop will cover information on the reasons for the rising obesity statistics in America and strategies to reduce or control it. Information will be delivered on individual obesity prevention strategies and group obesity prevention strategies.
Thursday, October 6 from 3-4pmnew window

Pushin P Series: Priorities | Prevention | Priorities (Sexual Health & Family Planning)
Presented by CCI Health Services professionals.This session educates paricipants on Sexual Health that includes STI Testing, HIV Testing, HIV PrEP medication, prevention education, family planning.
Tuesday, October 11 from 2-3:30pmnew window

Eat Healthy Despite Food Deserts
Presented by Dr. Chiangeh as part of the Health is Wealth Series. Food deserts create difficulty for some communities because of the limited variety of foods. This causes those communities to have less access to healthy food options. This workshop provides a hack to this issue for those who need to overcome the food deserts to eat for good health.
Thursday, October 20 from 3-4pmnew window

Dance Jam
This is a virtual fitness class led by Rene Argueta for 7-weeks. This class is a latin, hip-hop class that gets you moving. Join the fun especially if you love dancing. Enjoy this work-out in the comfort of your home as well via Zoom.
Mondays October 24 through December 5 from 6-7pm

Red Cross Blood Drive
Donate and save lives! Blood shortages are ongoing and the community needs your help!
Thursday, November 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Small Gym at Rockville Campus
Schedule your appointment online at www.redcrossblood.orgnew window and enter Sponsor ID: "MCRockville"
Walk-ins will be accommodated during available time slots.
If you are O-, O+, A- or B- blood type, please consider making a POWER RED donation!

Pushing P Series: Open Panel Discussion
This session will be facilitated by CCI health education specialists. This session will be an open panel discussion related to sexual health & family planning ( how to protect you, and loved ones). This session will answer all your questions you were not able to get answered before through thoughtful, open, inclusive, and insightful discussion. No question is unwarranted. This could save your life.
Monday, November 7 from 2-3pm new window

Bodily Autonomy and Pleasure
Join us on November 17th, as we learn about bodily autonomy and pleasure. Participants attending this workshop will be empowered to make decisions about their own health and future. Facilitated by health educators and specialists with Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc
Thursday, November 17 from 1-2:30pmnew window

Community Resources

Black Physicians and Healthcare Networknew window
(240) 802-6290
Services: Connection to culturally appropriate medical and mental health care for the Black diaspora

Catholic Charities Dental Clinicsnew window
(301) 933-0868 x928 and x929
Services: Preventative Care, Restorative, Oral Surgery, and Emergency Care

Catholic Charities Medical Clinicsnew window
(301) 434-8985
Services: Primary Care, Chronic Care, Diabetes Focus Groups, Medication Assistance, Cancer Screenings

Community Clinic, window
(866) 877-7258
Services: Primary Care, Dental, Refugee Health, Discount Drug Program, Family Planning, HIV and Infectious Disease Care, WIC, Prenatal Care

Holy Cross Health Center Silver Springnew window
(301) 557-1940 for Aspen Hill, Silver Spring, and Gaithersburg
(301) 557-2140 for Germantown
Services: Physical Exams, Lab Work, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Management, Pharmacy

Maryland Health Connectionnew window
Services: Enroll in private insurance or Medicaid program in Maryland

Mary’s Centernew window
(844) 796-2797
Services: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Sexual Health, Infectious Disease, LGBTQIA+ Health, Nutrition Counseling

MobileMednew window
(301) 493-2400 
Services: Primary Care, Endocrine, Heart, and Gynecological Clinics, Podiatry and Optometry Clinics for Diabetic patients

Montgomery Caresnew window
(240) 777-0311
Services: Connection to community-based medical and dental providers for uninsured Montgomery County residents

Montgomery County Breast and Cervical Cancer Screeningsnew window
(240) 777-1750
Services: Breast and cervical cancer screenings for low-income, uninsured Montgomery County residents

Montgomery County Colorectal Cancer Screeningsnew window
(240) 777-1222
Services: Colorectal cancer screening and care coordination for further treatment 

Montgomery County Dental Servicesnew window
(240) 777-1875

Montgomery County HIV/STI Testing, Treatment, and Preventionnew window
(240) 777-1760
Services: HIV and STI Testing and Treatment, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), POP (post-exposure prophylaxis)

Montgomery County Stop Smokingnew window
Maryland Tobacco Quitline 1 (800) 784-8669

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DCnew window
(301) 208-1300
Services: Women’s Health Care, Men’s Health Care, Birth Control, Abortion, Cancer Screenings, HIV Care, STI Testing and Care, Transgender Hormone Therapy

Prevention of Blindness Society of Washington, DCnew window
(202) 234-1010
Services: Affordable eyeglasses clinic, Glaucoma and vision screening

Learn More About Physical Health
  • Maintaining your Physical Health is more than just staying active and eating healthy.  It’s important to check in with your primary care physician, be screened regularly for things like diabetes, high cholesterol, and different types of cancer or HIV, especially if you’re at high risk through genetics or individual behavior. 
  • Get Activenew window: How to start a physical activity plan at any age or fitness level,
  • Intuitive Eatingnew window: The 10 principles of Intuitive Eating, reject what diet culture tells us about how we “should” eat and instead respect your body.
  • About Chronic Diseasenew window: Learn more about some of the most prevalent chronic diseases faced in the US and risk factors you or a loved one might have.
  • The Importance of Having a Primary Care Doctornew window: Learn more about what a primary care physician does and how they can help you maintain your health.