Most of us have experienced some sort of health concern that made us consider visiting a physician, but cringe at the thought of waiting hours in a walk-in clinic, or waiting for days, even weeks to get an appointment. Did you know that pharmacists in Saskatchewan can prescribe medications for a handful of minor ailments?… Continue reading Pharmacy or Physician?
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As a former first year university student, I have noticed firsthand how my diet had changed once I moved to university and began living alone. Although I never experienced the infamous “Freshman 15”, I was no longer eating as much fruits and vegetables as I used to and was relying more on unhealthy choices due… Continue reading Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Eating
While we all need pick-me-ups every once in a while, the winter months can be particularly difficult and this year is no exception. Staying at home and working or studying can cause feelings of loneliness and depression especially when going outside isn't an option. Here are some ideas for some stay at home pick-me-ups that… Continue reading 5 Ways to Brighten Your Day While Staying Home!
In this blog post, I would like to share some candid responses to some questions from a cisgender male who is living with a diagnosis of inattentive ADHD and depression. I feel this is important because it will give the reader the opportunity to hear about men’s mental health using a different lens, namely, the… Continue reading A Sit-Down with a Neurodiverse Individual
Mascne is not a joke. I know I can’t be the only one battling the dreaded “mascne”- acne from wearing a mask. As a nursing student, I have been spending sweaty, hot summer days with the lower half my face reabsorbing the hot air that I’m exhaling. “I am stopping the spread! I am using… Continue reading Stopping the Spread and Mascne!
When the subject of "health" comes up in everyday conversations or in the media, nine out of ten times it is referring to physical health. "Health" and "physical health" are almost synonymous with each other. This is particularly true in the East Asian immigrant community, where the stigma regarding mental health and mental illness remains… Continue reading The Unspoken: Mental Health Stigma in the Immigrant Community
It’s so easy to get sucked into the vortex of overwhelming stress. It happened to me during my first term in University. When I was simultaneously pulling my hair and crying every night before my midterm exams, I was baffled at the fact that my friend in the same classes with me appeared to be… Continue reading Walk It Out
Are you struggling to find an easy, breakfast meal that’s on the go and doesn’t take much time to prepare? Overnight oats are the perfect solution to your problem! What are overnight oats? They are an alternative method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking oatmeal on the stove or in the microwave, overnight oats use… Continue reading On the go breakfast: Overnight Oats
As a student at the University of Saskatchewan, this last year has been difficult for me, as it has for all of us. We’ve all been thrown into a ball pit of unknowns, and nobody could have anticipated what was going to happen. Professors, administrators, and students are all just doing their very best to… Continue reading Celebrate Small Successes as You Navigate COVID Fatigue
We are one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and as the global population has embraced a virtual world that means that the majority of us have been stuck at home for extended periods of time. Since I have been studying from home, I noticed it has led to less physical activity and increased snacking. More… Continue reading Healthier Eating Habits During a Pandemic