July 2019

Healthy snack ideas for study sessions

fruits and vegetables

Snacking on the right foods can help keep your body and brain well-fuelled during a busy day. You can prevent a mid-day energy crisis or a loss of concentration during that late-night study session by including a power-providing snack to keep you focused. Sugary or starchy foods, like cookies, crackers or candies will give you an immediate energy boost but can leave you feeling drowsy and sluggish after an hour or two. 

The Seven Pillars of Self-Care

pillars of self care

Self-care is a broadly used term to describe what people do for themselves to maintain health and prevent or deal with illness. International Self Care Day is July 24th but of course focusing on our wellness is something that is important in all aspects of our life every day!

Two Truths and a Lie about Vaping

vaping infographic

Vaping use has skyrocketed in the last couple years and can be seen within campus, in dorms and sometimes even in class. Unfortunately, most people see vapes as more of an accessory than a harmful substance.

E-cigarettes were originally marketed as a smoking cessation aid for people who were unable to quit. Ironically enough, the majority of e-cigarette users have never smoked cigarettes.

Cycling Safety and Bike Theft

two people riding bikes together

Riding a bike is one of the easiest ways to incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine whether for transport or recreation. Cycling uses all major muscle groups among other benefits such as increased cardiovascular fitness and improved joint mobility. However, there are a number of bike riding safety tips that we should all be aware of when sharing the road with motorized vehicles.

With an increase in bikes left outdoors during warmer weather, bike thefts also become more frequent. Fortunately, there are ways to make your bike and its parts more secure!

Wellness Collaborative launch event in review

brochure about wellness collaborative

What does it look like when 400 people come together to create a culture of wellness? On June 25th, 2019 amid a sea of staff, faculty and students engaged in discussion and plans for the future of the University of Waterloo, it looked like a community ready to make a change. 

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