Wellnessaurus Rx, Katherine Dare, Philip KlimskiThe Wellnessaurus Rx, with students Katherine Dare and Philip Klimski, selects the winner of the Live Well at UWindsor contest.

Tips for relaxation earn prize for social work student

Social work student Janet Tong-Anderson knows how take care of herself.

“I live well by taking a well-deserved nap, then getting back to work or relaxing with my sister’s dog,” she wrote in her winning entry for a contest sponsored by Wellness at UWindsor.

The social media competition challenged students to post about the self-care they employ to live well.

Tong-Anderson’s entry was drawn at random from more than 200; she will receive a prize pack of a wearable fitness tracker and a $100 gift card for athletic apparel.

The November 1 prize draw was conducted by the mental health mascot, Wellnessaurus Rx, says Ashley Vodarek, mental health wellness co-ordinator in the Student Counselling Centre.

“Sometimes your stressors and fears can kind of feel like a giant T-rex looming over you,” she says. “Yet we can certainly learn to make friends with our T-rex and live in wellness.”

Watch the “Join hands with wellness” video featuring Lancer mascot Winston and the Wellnessaurus.