Staying Healthy

Make the decision to take good care of your health!

Mental and emotional health

  • Depression - What should I do if I'm struggling with depression?
  • Anxiety and Panic - What's the different between worry, anxiety, fear and panic?
  • Stress and achieving balance
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-improvement

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Physical health

Fitness

Keep active! Regular physical activity improves overall well-being and helps the body function at its best. Get least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more for optimal health benefits.

  • Workout - Fit Centre
  • Join a rec team - Campus Rec
  • Go for a walk or bike ride - Get moving

Nutrition

Eat right! A nutritious diet provides many benefits, including increased energy, maintenance of a healthy body weight, confidence, and prevention of chronic disease.

  • Healthy food market
  • Learn where to eat
  • Get the skinny on body image and disordered eating
  • Learn about fad diets

Common issues

Get proactive! Learn how to best avoid, cope or get get rid of common health issues. Even seemingly small health concerns can take a toll on your overall health and keep in mind that prevention is often the best medine.

  • Backcare -  chiropractor care, messages are offered at the Student Health Centre.
  • headaces
  • Sleep
  • Cold and flu

Drugs and alcohol

Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is a confidential, non-judgmental assessment of your alcohol use and takes 20 minutes to complete.

What's Your Cap is a student-run group that focuses on raising awarenss and knowledge of the risks involved with over consumption of alcohol.  WYC encourages moderation and control, not abstinence. Yearly research measures student behaviors and awareness efforts.

Drugs and smoking

Marijuana smoke contains 50% -70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke.

  • learn why marijuana and hookah may not be as harmless as you thought
  • Smoking - conquer the cravings

Sexual Health

Did you know... 74% of U of S students reported having one or more partners in the last school year. Of those students sexually active, 58 % of U of S students report using a condom the last time they had sex

STI's (Sexually transmitted diseases)

The good news: Most STIs can be cured and others can be controlled.
The bad news: Some, like HIV, can kill you.

Find out if you are at risk and when and where you can get tested.

Contraception

As a student, there are many factors to be considered when choosing a method that is right for you including costs, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages.

Health Information

Sexual health

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Mental health

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Alcohol and substances

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Common health concerns

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Health and Counselling Services

Sometimes you may realize you need a little help staying healthy. Balancing the demands of university and staying well in the process is no small feat. 

Pay attention to how you are doing at university and watch out for potential signs of trouble, including the following:

  • Poor or dropping grades; missed assignments and exams; performing below potential
  • Skipping many classes
  • Excessive use of drugs or alcohol; problem gambling
  • Persistently low mood; poor motivation
  • Difficulty relaxing; continually feeling overwhelmed, worried or anxious
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Difficulties with sleep or appetite