Wellness

The goal of the Rice Recreation Wellness Initiative is to help the campus community along the path to a vibrant, healthy and balanced lifestyle. We are currently working to create integrated wellness programs, and to provide resources to foster a culture of health and wellness. For more details about current programs and services, see below  

Wellness Adventures 
Ever dream of hiking the Grand Canyon, backpacking through the Grand Tetons, or climbing to the top of a fourteener in Colorado, but weren’t sure you had the stamina, knowledge or support needed to achieve your goal? Then this life changing adventure program is perfect for you!

Nutrition
Do you find yourself wondering how to transform your diet so that you can become a healthier you? If you are like most people, you likely have all kinds of questions about your nutritional health. Whether you are trying to adopt more healthful eating habits, manage a medical condition, improve athletic performance, or achieve your specific health goals, our registered dietitian can assist you!
Relax & Revitalize  
Stress is an inevitable part of the human condition, but a body that is well-rested and well-nourished has a greater capacity to withstand its effects. Making deep relaxation, mindfulness and physical movement a regular part of your life can make a real difference in how you manage and respond to the daily stressors you face. We have some programs and services designed to offer you the support you need to move through your life with vitality and optimism.

Alexander Technique 
The Alexander Technique is a mind/body educational process where people learn how to move with more ease and efficiency. In individual lessons, the teacher helps the student to gain greater kinesthetic awareness through a gentle hands-on touch. 

 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week program that teaches people to utilize their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress and pain (physical and psychological).  It is based on the practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives.