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Nutrition FAQs: Vitamin C, sugars, and raw vegetables

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Nutrition advice is everywhere these days and there is a lot of conflicting advice on what’s best. This week our Registered Dietitian, Sandy Ace, answers three FAQs.

How to stay healthy during cold and flu season

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Cold and flu season is upon us. Avoid lost time from work, school, and social engagements by taking precautions from getting sick. There are many things to consider to keep yourself healthy. Keep reading for tips to stay healthy during cold and flu season:

FAQs about the flu and the flu vaccine

With cold and flu season coming up, you might be wondering whether or not to get a flu shot this year. The answer is yes! Health Services provides flu clinics in October and November to help make it easy and convenient to get your flu vaccine and help stop the spread of influenza.

How to take care of your mental health

We’ve all got mental health to care for just like we all want to care for our physical health. We know to be physically well we need to exercise, eat well, and practice hand washing, but what does it mean to be mentally well? The Mental Health Continuum model was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and gives us a model to understand the full spectrum of mental health.

How to help a friend

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Have you noticed a friend has suddenly stopped attending classes altogether? Or maybe they’ve started saying things that sound distressful or hopeless? Or they seem like they’ve lost control of their emotions? Sometimes you might notice a friend is struggling with their mental health and want to help, but it can be really hard to know how, or if you should approach them. Reaching out and showing a friend you care can really help them.

How to identify the symptoms of stress and strategies to manage it

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Stress is the wear and tear our bodies experience as we adjust to our changing environment. In life, we can’t avoid all stress, so our goal is not to eliminate stress but learn how to manage it. Ideally, you’ll find your optimal level of stress that will motivate you instead of overwhelming you.

What are the sources of stress?

What after-hours supports are available?

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Sometimes when you need help or someone to talk to it doesn’t always fit into conventional office hours. We wanted to take this post to highlight the different options that are available to you if you need mental health support or medical assistance when our offices are closed.

Single and Sexy celebrates 30 years of performances during Orientation week

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2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of Single and Sexy. Single and Sexy is a play produced by Campus Wellness and supported by various departments and community organizations. The play replaces the traditional orientation lecture, with a high energy, entertaining, non-judgmental, powerful presentation of scenarios and attitudes first-year students may witness or experience.

Stress management and tips for finding a sense of balance

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Everyone has experienced stress symptoms at some point in their life. Whether it is headaches, loss of appetite, muscle tightness, or any of the many other symptoms of stress; you’ve probably felt it. Stressful events could include deadlines, moving house, feeling pressure to exceed, or a job interview. According to Hans Selye, an endocrinologist who specialized in studies on stress, stress is “a positive or negative reaction occurring when there is a substantial imbalance (perceived or real) between environmental demand and the response capability of the individual.“

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