Posts for Current graduate students

Grocery shopping tips

Grocery store aisle

When you keep your kitchen stocked with healthy food, you’re more likely to eat better, so shop for groceries regularly. Before you go, have your menu planned and shopping list written out. One more thing: don’t shop with an empty stomach!

Learn about sexual health to help you make informed choices and protect yourself

condoms

According to a Statistics Canada study, 3/10 young adults did not use a condom the last time they had sex. Having sex without a condom increases your risk of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS.

Meal planning tips to save you time and money

noodles

While it may not be high on the list of things that you look forward to doing, planning meals can make life much easier and can also save you time and money. You’ll be amazed at how much less stressful meals can be if you sit down for 10 minutes once a week to figure out what you’re going to eat and write out a shopping list before going to the store. Here are more tips.

Staying cool in the summer

sunglasses on a beach towel

When the temperatures get warmer in the spring and summer it is especially important to make sure you are staying cool and hydrated to avoid conditions like dehydration or heat stroke. Follow our tips for keeping cool this summer:

Respiratory Therapist Available at Health Services

Respiratory therapist with student

Do you have Asthma? Did you know a Respiratory Therapist from St. Mary’s General Hospital comes to Health Services regularly to assist students in managing their asthma?

FAQs About Workshops, Seminars, and Group Therapy

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Campus Wellness offers a variety of ways for you to learn different life skills and personal development opportunities. Within our departments, there are many different ways that you can participate including Seminars, Workshops, Group Therapy, and Online Learning.

Stress Management Tips for Grad Students

To do list and pen

Stress is defined by the American Psychological Association as any uncomfortable emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological, and behavioural changes. We know that some stress can be motivational to help get through situations like deadlines; however, an extreme amount of stress can be psychologically and physically debilitating. Graduate students face a unique set of stressors, keep reading to find out more about key themes graduate students might face and strategies for managing them.

How to plan healthy meals

Salmon fillet with salad

Juggling the demands of school, social life, jobs, volunteer work, etc.? Planning ahead will make it easier to eat healthy meals while also saving you money and time. The few minutes it takes to plan your meals for the coming week are well worth the effort. Keeping your kitchen stocked with the basics will make it easy to prepare a quick, energy-packed meal. Meal planning is easy when you follow these simple steps.

Using your strengths to get through life’s challenges

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Everyone has character traits that they are strong in. Identifying your strengths can help you more easily navigate challenging times. There are many schools of thought that suggest that knowing what your strengths are can help you feel more prepared to navigate the ups and downs of life.

So how do you find out what your strengths are?

Easy ways to add a little meditation to your life

Water lily in a pond

Meditation and practising mindfulness can help you when you are in or approaching stressful situations. Taking time to calm your mind can not only help you during times of stress but can also help feel more even-keeled in your day-to-day life. The great thing about meditation is that you can practice it virtually anywhere and it doesn’t require a big monetary investment to get in to.

Keep reading to find some easy meditations you can do in 15 minutes or less throughout your day.

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