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Nutrition FAQ: What can I do with leftovers?

Omelette

Nobody likes to waste money or food, so what can you do with leftovers? Here are ten ideas for using food up:

How to help a friend

Friends hugging on a bench

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. You might be unsure of what to say or worried that they might get angry or stop talking to you. But in reality, reaching out and showing you care can really help a person who is experiencing a mental health concern.

Reasons to get the flu shot

We’re in the middle of cold and flu season. Getting the flu can impact your ability to attend your classes, complete assignments or attend to other commitments like going to work or seeing family. The flu can keep you off your feet for from 2 – 14 days. Have you got your flu shot yet?

After hours help near campus

After-hours resources - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

What can you do if you need help after Health Services or Counselling Services closes? Luckily there are lots of places you can go or call for after-hours support. Read on to find out where to go:

Returning home for the end of term break

A house at night with snowfalling

Now that your exams are almost over you might be thinking about your trip home for the winter holidays. This might be your first extended amount of time back with your family and in your old family home. For many, this is both an exciting, but also confusing, time. We're here to help you navigate it. Here are some things to consider before going home:

Strategies for dealing with stress

Books open on a desk

Whether it is a deadline or an important life event, we all experience stress from time to time.

Using proper hand washing to avoid winter colds and flus

person washing hands

With cold and flu season approaching quickly you might be wondering how to prevent yourself from losing time to sickness this winter. One thing you can do is get your flu shot. Health Services is hosting a Community Flu clinic this week in the SLC where you can get your flu shot to protect yourself from the strains of flu that are predicted to be most virulent this year. Aside from that, practising proper and frequent hand washing can help you to avoid picking up the latest cold and flu. So what does it mean to practice proper hand washing?

Wellness podcast and app recommendations: The Happiness Podcast and the BeSafe App

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.​

FAQs about the flu and the flu shot

Flu virus

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.

What is Influenza?

Eating healthy during stressful times

blueberries and strawberries in a bowl

When we’re under stress, oftentimes our first inclination is to skip meals or grab something quick but unhealthy. However, research shows that our need for nutrients increases during times of stress and that there is a more rapid turnover of protein, fat and carbohydrates that your body needs to produce energy.

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