Supporting students in developing healthier post-COVID-19 lifestyles: Opinion

May 28, 2021

Some students have fallen into unhealthy lifestyles during the COVID-19 pandemic, and need support in getting back into a healthier lifestyle, writes Melissa Ezarik. The article offers seven actions that institutions can take to support students in achieving a healthier lifestyle post-COVID-19. Ezarik encourages institutions to create a wellness committee that will build and carry out a plan for well-being, develop tiered peer supports by training students who can help others with healthy habits, and continue offering popular health initiatives. The author also suggests that institutions find out what students need to develop healthier habits, incentivize healthy choices, incorporate an understanding of trauma, and prepare for long-term support. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)