It’s that time of the year when your classmates are sniffling and that person walking behind you can’t seem to stop coughing. As students, we have contact with many people throughout our day and it’s easy to catch any “bugs” that are going around. Luckily, there are ways to prevent getting sick and resources to help right here on campus!
One way to stay healthy is to exercise. Whether it’s at the CCRB, NCRB or the IM building, exercise is a great way to boost your immune system. These facilities offer an assortment of exercise classes or you can just use the workout machines. Besides having a wide variety of exercise equipment, these facilities also have basketball courts, racquetball courts and a swimming pool. With so much to offer there’s no excuse to not go to the gym even if it’s just for a quick workout between classes.
Another way to fight off sickness is to eat healthy. All of the dining halls have nutritional information about the food they are serving on the housing website. They even provide an online tool called MyNutrition where residents can plan their meals to make healthy choices. Also, dining halls and campus food retailers provide food options that are marked with the mhealthy logo, so it’s easy to pick a healthy option.
If you do happen to get sick, despite your use of preventative measures, there are resources to help you! If you feel sick and need medicine, you can stop by the UHS pharmacy or other local pharmacies. Also, if you live in the dorms there is a feature on the housing website where you can order a “Feel Better Meal” and dining will have a meal readily available to get picked up. If you feel you need to see a doctor, you can always call UHS to make an appointment.
Despite the below zero temperatures it’s easy to be healthy here on campus. Exercise, eating healthy and sleep are great ways to keep a strong immune system. Stay healthy and go blue!