A healthy body promotes and sustains a healthy mind. Students come into university can easily avoid the frosh fifteen, get fit and live active lives! The Health and Wellness portfolio will serve to raise awareness on practising safe sex, managing stress and learning to juggle various aspects of your life as you become successful and independent. Look out for events in both semesters that may change the way you live your life.
Reducing Your Risk of Illness through the Winter Months
It is at this time of year that we often see higher number of students with viral infections, such as the flu, colds, and viral gastroenteritis. We want to remind the University community to be especially vigilant during this time with preventative practices, such as careful handwashing, avoiding contact with persons who are ill, not sharing personal items, and staying home if you are ill to avoid further spread of the virus. If you are feeling unwell for longer than the expected amount of time, see your health care practitioner.
Common Cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). Most people recover after 5 to 10 days.
Influenza (Flu) is a viral infection of the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). Most people recover within one to two weeks. Those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for complications.
Viral Gastroenteritis (sometimes called “stomach flu”) is not a flu at all. It is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes a fever. It is most commonly caused by contact with an infected individual. Depending on the cause, symptoms usually resolve after 24 to 48 hours.
There is no effective treatment or cure for these viral infections, so prevention is key.
For more information on staying well and reducing your risk for colds and flu, go to: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/stay-well#node-1197
For more information on Norovirus: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=11462d6855e02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Sport and Rec programs at the Athletic Centre and Hart House range from tennis, weight lifting to circus silks!
For a full listing of registered and drop in programs, visit here.
Classes start January 16.
April 6, 2017 10am-3pm in the Sid Smith Lobby
Review, refresh, de-stress at Exam Jam!
Find out more about sessions and freebies at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/exam_jam or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook at UofTExamJam to win awesome prizes!
Join the Hart House Athletics & Wellness Committee on Friday, March 3rd for a self-defence workshop and talk.
Register at the HH info hub.
Friday, March 3 | 5:30pm | Hart House