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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!

How to help a friend

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Being close friends with someone means we are often the first ones to notice a change in their behavior or appearance. 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.

Sun's Out, Work Out(side)

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With warmer weather comes the opportunity to enjoy a beach day, hike to see a waterfall, bike to school, or take a walk without layers of sweaters. So what are the positive effects of doing physical activity outside and why should you consider it? Learn more about the benefits of outdoor workouts and how to include them in your routine.

Summer Safety Tip: Bee Stings and Bug Bites

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One of the best parts about campus during the spring, besides shorter lines for coffee, is enjoying the weather outside. Whether you’re studying on one of the patio chairs at Dana Porter or taking a nap on the grass, it is important to know how to handle any bug bites or bee stings that might occur.

Summer Safety Tip: Drinking Responsibly

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As the warm weather approaches you might find yourself attending more BBQ’s, pool parties and other outdoor events, where alcohol may be present. If you are going to consume, here are some tips to remember to drink responsibly! 

Spring term resources and hours

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Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Seven tips to forming and maintaining a healthy relationship

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Relationships can be exciting and fulfilling. From acquaintances to romances, there is the potential that relationships can add enjoyment to our lives. Even though our goal is to have healthy relationships, there are unhealthy relationships to be aware of. Although no relationship is perfect, a healthy relationship should bring you more happiness than stress in your life.

So what does a healthy relationship look like?

Campus Wellness services available for you

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Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

How to challenge your thoughts to reduce anxiety

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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

When you are experiencing anxiety, your thoughts can get into a cycle of worries which can often exacerbate your anxious feelings. When you are in the anxiety cycle, the anxiety can lead you to overestimate the likelihood of bad events and negative consequences. Sometimes these thoughts are based on past negative experiences, but past negative experiences are not necessarily predictive of the future. For example, just because someone treated you poorly once, does not mean all others will treat you poorly in the future, or just because you failed a test once does not mean you will fail every future test.

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.

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