June 2017

Five sun protection tips for summer

Two girls lying on a dock wearing sun glasses

With beautiful summer weather happening you’ll be tempted to spend more time outside. Whether you’re hiking, having a picnic, canoeing at Laurel Creek, or studying on the grass on campus, you’ll want to make sure you don’t get too much sun. Getting too much sun can lead to sunburn, dehydration or heat stroke. Here are five ways you can enjoy the summer sun more safely:

Four quick meal ideas

Vegetables in a stir fry pan

Sometimes life can get ahead of you and eating well can fall way down on the priority list. But being short on time, money, or cooking experience doesn’t have to mean falling short on nutrition. With a little imagination, basic cooking equipment, and some simple ingredients, anyone can prepare quick, tasty, and healthy meals.

Wellness podcast and app recommendations

Person walking while listening to smartphone with headphones

Photo courtesy of musicoomph.com

Podcasts and apps can be an excellent complement to your self-care routine. The Campus Wellness blog will be posting recommendations for podcasts and apps that might help you find motivation or cope with stress. These recommendations are made for educational purposes only, for health and wellness advice, always speak with your doctor or make an appointment with a counsellor.

Mindfulness and meditation for stress reduction

Meditation by the lake

You may have seen a recent study from University of Waterloo that found that 10 minutes of meditation can help anxious people focus in stressful situations.

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