Caring for your body is fundamental to your wellbeing. But it is so much more than working out. What you put into your body, getting good sleep, and movement all affect your wellbeing. When we eat better, we feel better and we perform better. Physical movement improves your sleep, concentration, immune system, and energy levels. Quality sleep allows the body to restore and reset and helps you stay balanced. These resources will help you care for your entire body.

Did you know?

71% of MIT students describe their physical health as good or excellent. 


It’s important for your body to try and keep a consistent sleep schedule everyday.

Resources to Maintain Your Physical Health

Other Resources

Exercise and Fitness at MIT – The benefits of exercise go beyond strong bones and muscles. Exercise can also increase your energy, boost your mood, and lower your stress. Check out some of the exercise and fitness resources available.

Your Immune System and You – This micro-lesson from MIT Physical Education & Wellness will provide strategies to protect your immune system to stay healthy and lead a balanced life.

Group Fitness Classes – Explore the dozens of group fitness class options MIT Recreation offers to help you stay active.

Physical Wellness Classes – Check out the wide range of classes that Community Wellness offers for all members of the MIT community, and all levels of experience, to prioritize their mind and body.

ENGINEERyourHEALTH PLUS – A referral program for MIT Students, generously funded by the Office of Student Wellbeing in the Division of Student Life, with the goal of enhancing the student life experience through fitness, exercise, wellness and recreational opportunities. Visit the EYH+ page to learn more.

Acupuncture Service – MIT Medical provides onsite acupuncture for individuals and their family members who are enrolled in the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP). Acupuncture is often used to treat: musculoskeletal pain, migraine-type headaches, menstrual conditions, allergies, certain mental health conditions, and overall health.

How to Cook Smarter – This micro-lesson from MIT Physical Education & Wellness demonstrates the best ways to cook foods to maximize nutrient content while enhancing flavor. Check out more cook for yourself resources.

Separating Nutrition Fact from Fiction – This healthy selfie micro-lesson shares methods that students can use to determine if a nutrition claim or recommendation is legitimate.

MIT Dining Services – Learn about the services and resources provided by MIT Dining Services to create a campus where everyone has access to healthy, affordable, and culturally meaningful food served in an environment designed for social connections, sustainability, and innovation.

MIT Food & Grocery Map – Explore the food options on and around campus, including restaurants, local grocers, and even vending machines, using this custom Google Map created by the Food Security Action Team (FSAT).

Eating Healthfully – Check out the resources Community Wellness provides that can help you practice healthful and mindful eating, which means paying attention to what you eat and making smart choices.

Late-Night Eating Tips – This quick tips can help you make healthy choices when the snacking urge hits in the late hours.

Food Security and Financial Resources – If you are a student who is struggling with finances or accessing enough food, these resources at MIT may be able to help!

Sustainable Food at MIT – Interested in sustainable food at MIT? Learn more about it using this downloadable Intro guide from MIT Office of Sustainability.

Sleep 101 Online Course – Learn expert information about caffeine, snoring, GPA, and more in the award-winning online course. View topics separately or complete the full program—which includes videos, interactive activities, and games—in about 45 minutes.

Getting Past Insomnia – This coaching workshop will help you address the factors that bring on insomnia. You’ll leave with personalized steps to get you past insomnia and on to better sleep.

Sleep and Wake Tips – Here are some quick tips from MIT Medical and Community Wellness on how to get better quality sleep.

Print and Audio Sleep Resources – These print and audio downloads can help you overcome insomnia, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality.

Developing a Bedtime Routine – This micro-lesson from MIT Physical Education & Wellness explains how a bedtime routine helps us get more quality sleep which can increase productivity, health, and GPA.

Sleep Resources from MIT Medical – Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you tired during the day? These resources from Community Wellness can help you learn relaxation techniques and other methods for sleeping better.