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G&E's online wellness resources are organized into these five categories. Scroll down, and you're bound to find something of interest! Please send new resource suggestions to elindheim@mdanderson.org

--Mental Health & Mindfulness
--Exercise & Yoga
--Nutrition & Cooking

--Fun & Relaxation
--Childcare & Parking
--MD Anderson COVID-coping videos (Intranet access required)

MENTAL HEALTH & MINDFULNESS RESOURCES

GSBS Alerts page with lots of health resources: https://gsbs.uth.edu/academics/policies/alerts/health

UTHealth Student Counseling Services: https://www.uth.edu/studenthealth/student-counseling-services/about.htm.  Visit website for hours and contact information. 713-500-5171 from 8am to 5pm. 24/7 Crisis line: 713-500-4688

UTHealth Employee Assistance: https://inside.uth.edu/eap/employee-assistance/

MD Anderson Employee Assistance Counseling Services:  713-745-6901. Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm, and Fridays to 4:30 pm.https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/employee-resources/employee-assistance-program.html

MDLive: Free counseling through MDLive: MDLive offers many of the same services offered by providers in an office. Services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. MDLive offers appointments with psychiatrists and therapists, at no charge. A full range of medical services are also available at no charge.https://www.bcbstx.com/ut/doctors-and-hospitals/virtual-visits

Thrive at UT:  App with wellbeing resources. Access with your UTH email. https://healthyhorns.utexas.edu/thrive/

TAO connect: Online tool available to UT students. https://www.taoconnect.org

MD Anderson Mindfulness Videos (see yoga videos below)
--Meditation Practice: Body Awareness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuhV_S650Yw
--Mindful Breathing: Practicing Self-Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLkoZtiXeqQ
 

EXERCISE & YOGA RESOURCES

-DownDog App: Online yoga practices FREE for students with your UTH email until July 1st. https://www.downdogapp.com
-Youtube yoga tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZkDZKOcvYTh4dRDXQ71m7gQUmWkDmLAl
-Peloton: Free workouts for 90 days – cycling, running, yoga, strength training. https://www.onepeloton.com/app
-Gymondo: 14-day free trial and affordable memberships after free period ends. https://www.gymondo.com/en/
-Wellness consultation: For MD Anderson students - If you would like to speak with one of the fitness team members and/or our dietitian, please email BeWell@mdanderson.org.
-BeWell Facebook group: Get healthy eating tips, exercise videos and ideas for how to stay healthy while on campus or away from home.

MD Anderson Yoga Videos
Yoga to calm and cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQmBSCF6qgA&feature=youtu.be
Yoga for restoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dllIxuyi04&feature=youtu.be
Yoga for resilience and focus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ChKyhT6Mo&feature=youtu.be
Yoga for centering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqaSlYG45-w&feature=youtu.be
Yoga for strengthening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_6eVvwets&feature=youtu.be
Yoga breath techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KVtGlvpzFU&feature=youtu.be

NUTRITION & COOKING RESOURCES

Anna Olson:  shows simple savory and sweet recipes you can try at home. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_RedQch0OK-fSKy80C3iQ

International cuisines tutorialshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Oi0LoSn3J_Bl0cOQ8JvNw

Yummly: - App and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to your tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box, etc. https://www.yummly.com

NYTimes Food newsletter: Free along with many other newsletters. https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters

Groceries needed for 2 weeks at home | Pandemic pantry (pdf) – From MD Anderson: https://mediaplayer.mdanderson.org/video-full/961B15BF-EBC0-47BC-9845-6A00469BA932

Healthy snacking while working from home | Eating well in challenging times (pdf) – From MD Anderson: https://inside.mdanderson.org/departments/infection-control/files/food-to-boost-your-immune-system.pdf

Food to boost immunity | Food to boost your immune system (pdf) –From MD Anderson: https://inside.mdanderson.org/departments/infection-control/files/eating-well-in-challenging-times.pdf

Wellness consultation for MD Anderson students (repeated in exercise below): If you would like to speak with one of the fitness team members and/or our dietitian, please email BeWell@mdanderson.org.

Seven ways to stay healthy when you’re stuck at home – From MD Anderson:   https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/how-to-stay-healthy-when-youre-stuck-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid19-pandemic.h00-159381156.html

FOR FUN & RELAXATION

Sea Otters: View live video feed of Sea Otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium 7 am to 7 pm PST: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/sea-otter-cam?campaign_id=58&emc=edit_ck_20200406&instance_id=17379&nl=cooking&regi_id=23902975&segment_id=24020&te=1&user_id=66545c54ce9403453bb6c745ae598572

NY Metropolitan Opera: Daily stream of past performances; with subtitles. Each stream becomes available at 7:30 p.m. EDT and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30 p.m. the following day. General Info:  Weekly Schedule: https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/

Houston Symphony’s Living Room Series: Every Friday at 8 p.m. An hour-long livestream spotlighting one of the organization’s musicians through a special recital broadcast from their living room. https://houstonsymphony.org/living-room-series-pairings-for-may/. Recorded symphony broadcasts listed here: https://houstonsymphony.org/watch-listen-now/

Houston Inprint Reading Series:  From the Inprint archives, watch and listen to some very famous (and perhaps not so famous) authors read. Free and available on demand: inprinthouston.org.

MD Anderson aquarium (about 5 min): https://mediaplayer.mdanderson.org/video-full/ED6BF485-66BD-43D5-A40F-243BA449F99C

Virtual Yosemite National Park (CA). Sit on top of Half Dome and peer down 3000’ to the Yosemite Valley floor! Or, walk the Mist Trail up to Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls.  https://www.virtualyosemite.org

Good Housekeeping Travel Tours: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

Travel and Leisure Museum Tours: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Scattegories Game: https://swellgarfo.com/scattergories-old/

CHILDCARE & PARKING
Visit the GSBS Alerts web page for more informationhttps://gsbs.uth.edu/academics/policies/alerts/index.htm

Parking: https://gsbs.uth.edu/academics/policies/alerts/parking-transit
Childcare: https://gsbs.uth.edu/academics/policies/alerts/health - scroll about half way down page. 

MD ANDERSON COVID-19 RELATED VIDEOS (Intranet access needed)
Coping with COVID-19
Stress Management During COVID-19
Coping with Change During COVID-19
Couples Survival Skills During COVID-19   
Helping Your Kids During COVID-19
Maintaining Addiction Recovery During COVID-19  
Leading Employees During COVID-19