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Our Family Health Clinic

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One of the many services offered at UW’s Health Services is the Family Health Clinic. This clinic was created to support family members of registered University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctorates. This clinic provides family members (parents, spouses, children) their primary health care (prenatal, well child, chronic illness management, urgent illness) so they are not left having to seek routine care provision through emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.

How to make a nutritious smoothie

nutritious smoothie

What makes a healthy smoothie?

Smoothies can be as simple or as complex as you would like, but they also vary widely in their nutrition. A nutritious smoothie should include a variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals and include whole foods like vegetables and fruits. Be mindful of store-bought smoothies which can include processed ingredients such as syrups, concentrated fruit sugars, or sweetened dairy products. 

5- Minute Warrior Workout

shoes and water bottle

Take a 5 minute study break outside to try this 5 minute warrior workout!

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

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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

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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. 

Finding a sense of belonging

group of young adults at a lake

Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood; we all need help

Campus and community wellness resources

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There are many services, programs, and resources available at the University of Waterloo and the surrounding area. Find one that is right for you from the list below or by visiting the Wellness Resource Database!

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