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Students share their path to wellness

Healthy U Interactive has launched a new program to bring students’ experiences with health and wellness to the forefront. Four students are blogging about their path to a healthy lifestyle and all the difficulties they encounter.
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Let’s talk about mental health

Mental illness affects about 20 per cent of Canadians at some point in their lifetime. Even though the dialogue about mental health has certainly gotten better, there is still a lot of work to be done in regards to the stigma surrounding it.
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New interactive wellness program launched

Campus Rec and the Fit Centre have joined together to launch a new program it hopes will help students reach their wellness goals. The program, Healthy U Interactive, is an upgraded version of Rec Pac, the system previously used to keep track of students’ physical activity and wellness.
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My week on the caveman diet

When I first heard about the paleo diet a few years ago, I passed it off as just another fad, and in essence it is. It retains the restrictive “eat this, not that” mentality that is common among fad diets. However, after hearing people exclaim about the way they simply “felt better” on the caveman plan, I realized that what this “fad diet” really promoted was simplicity.
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The skinny on fats: good versus bad

In our ever-changing society I find it difficult to keep up with what is supposed to be ‘good’ and what is ‘bad.’ In particular, which types of fat are good for you and which are bad.
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The fitness monster: throw those resolutions away

After surviving the commercialized pain of Christmas, we wait for New Year’s Eve with eager anticipation for the great things that are to come — or, in many cases, the looming disappointments.
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How to deal with the Saskatoon sniffles: tips, tricks, and dispelling the myths

Getting sick is one of the harsh realities of living in Saskatchewan. A deep set cold can leave you clueless and desperate for a quick fix, but don’t be fooled by some of the latest cold fighting trends. We’re here to dispel the myths and provide you with some tricks for taking care of yourself over the next few months.
Julie Kryzanowski, deputy medical health officer for the Saskatoon Health Region, and David Hannah, vice-president student affairs, addressed the media in a press conference this afternoon at Student Central.

Tuberculosis testing to take place on campus next week after 589 students and faculty potentially exposed

A student enrolled in arts and science classes is being treated for active pulmonary tuberculosis and 589 of his or her classmates and professors have been identified as having been potentially exposed to the disease. The student has been removed from campus and is in non-critical condition. Other affected students and faculty are being notified via email and have been asked to come in for testing at the Education Building next week.