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Last month, we highlighted how physical activity can contribute to your well-being. However, there is more to your physical health than staying active. Read the tips below to learn about other ways you can keep your body healthy.

What Is Physical Well-Being?

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Making active choices that benefit the health of your body

Maintain Your Physical Well-Being

Use safe sex supplies

Consistent and correct use of latex or polyurethane condoms can significantly reduce the risk of STD transmission. 

Get tested

If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested regularly because a person can have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) without showing any signs or symptoms.

Consider PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that can reduce the risk of HIV infection for people who do not have HIV. 

Engage with campus resources

Watch: About PrEP

Click the image below to watch a video about PrEP featuring one of Student Health Service's providers.

Do: Get Your Annual Physical

Routine physicals are important—even for young, healthy adults—because they help provide information and resources to build healthy habits early on in life. To schedule a physical with Student Health Service:

  1. Visit and sign in with your University credentials.
  2. Select “Visits” then “Schedule a new appointment.”
  3. Select “All Student Health Visits” and then select “Annual Physical” as the reason for your visit.
  4. Fill out the appointment information.

Contact Student Health Service with any questions at or 305-284-9100. 

Listen: A Student-Run Podcast

The next episode of the Student Well-Being Podcast is now available and features an interview with Emily Oncon, a University of Miami alumna and graduate student studying nutrition.

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Engage With Your Physical Well-Being

  • Fresh Check Day
    Wednesday, Feb. 16 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Foote Green

  • Free HIV and STD Testing
    Monday, Feb. 21 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Student Health Service | Make an Appointment
  • Cycle Sesh benefitting DCC
    Thursday, Feb. 24 | 6-10 p.m. | SCC Lakeside Patio | Register
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    Thursdays | Student Health Service | Make an Appointment
  • Safe Spring Break
    Monday, March 7 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Foote Green

Check your email every Wednesday for Ibis News to see upcoming events for the week, and view the University events calendar for a complete listing of on-campus events and programs.