May Employee Wellness Offerings Focus on Eating and Your Emotions

Emotional eating is a pattern of consuming food to deal with stress, boredom, or other feelings unrelated to hunger. When emotional eating happens frequently or becomes the primary means of dealing with emotions, health and happiness can be negatively affected.

One way to combat emotional eating is by switching to a mindful, or intuitive, eating perspective, a process of honoring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs. To learn more about eating and emotions, join Employee Wellness for webinars in May on emotional vs. intuitive eating and food addiction.

Another way to manage stress and other feelings that lead to emotional eating is through physical activity. You'll find that in addition to nutrition-related offerings, there are several opportunities during the month of May to get outside, move your body, and connect with colleagues, including two walk and talks, and Get Fit Don’t Sit Day.

To view the full list of May offerings, visit the May wellness focus page. For questions related to health and wellness offerings for faculty and staff, contact Employee Wellness at wellness@kent.edu or 330-672-0392.

POSTED: Monday, April 25, 2022 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 22, 2022 - 1:53pm