Sweet Briar College is pleased to offer MyStudentBody.com, a unique interactive website that encourages individual self-assessment and builds mental and physical health awareness. MyStudentBody.com provides personalized health information, engaging interactive tools, and detailed coping strategies that are up-to-date and scientifically accurate.
Working together with college students and nationally renowned experts, myStudentBody tackles the most relevant health-related issues on college campuses today:
All myStudentBody component programs help students examine personal beliefs, behaviors and consequences, while delivering a distinctive brand of prevention education through engaging interactive tools, flash animation peer stories, and student-friendly informational pieces. Content for each component is independently developed and clinically tested with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Student Login Instructions
Student login instructions:
Sweet Briar College Libraries, through their participation in the Virtual Library of Virginia, have acquired access to 498 titles from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Video Collection. These may be viewed as streaming videos on campus through your computer.
To access the videos, use the library catalog: http://220.127.116.11/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=sbc and, on the main screen, enter the words VIVA PBS into the Title Keywords box. This will take you to a listing of all the videos.
To view one, select the title and then click on the chosen url link (one is for high quality and one for lower quality).
Viewing the streaming videos requires Quicktime (downloadable from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime)
Clicking on the link should either cause the Quicktime Player to open and the video to start (you may be asked if you wish to launch the application) or you may get an error message saying your browser cannot handle the file. If you get an error message (each browser is different and can have different settings defining what and how they handle differing files), the easiest thing to do is to copy the url for the video you wish to see, open Quicktime Player (on Windows - start - programs -Quicktime - Quicktime Player; on Mac open it from the Applications folder) and the, under the file menu, choose Open URL and past the URL into the box and hit return and the video should start.
126. Diet wars
Explores the social, cultural & dietary factors that led to the fattening of America, and examines how the medical & diet industries responded to consumers' desire to lose weight. The dizzying array of weight loss programs & diets are often contradictory.
127. A Different Way to Heal?
Discusses latest findings on how to extend the lifespan, including low calorie diets, research in tissue engineering and cell rejuvenation, and the importance of daily physical and mental activity.
142. Fat and Happy
Shows how eating healthier can improve the quality of life and increase longevity.
288. Losing it
Follows a group of 12 persons for several months as they adopt different strategies for weight loss, ranging from online diet systems to gastric bypass surgery. Also looks at research that attempts to explain the body's complex weight-regulation systems, and to explain, among other things, why dieting is difficult.
494. Worried Sick
This program shows the body's physiological reaction to stress. Host Alan Alda meets researchers who are exploring the ill effects of stress on health and aging, and how relaxation can help lessen the damage.
Oz, D. (2006). The dorm room diet. New York: Newmarket Press.