Like other aspects of our wellbeing, there are valuable benefits that can be had from caring for our sexual health. Knowing where to access accurate and unbiased information can also be instrumental in helping to cope with stress and anxiety. So…let’s talk about sex.
When faced with a perceived threat, the brain alerts our bodies, causing hearts to pound, hands to sweat, prompting us to react. But fear not, the key is awareness and adopting stress-reduced parenting mechanisms.
Mindless media consumption has become a socially acceptable way to say “no” to the external environment. To learn how to become mindful is to figure out where personal choice lies in our daily lives and to learn to fulfill our own priorities.
This month’s Thriving Faculty features Dzung X. Vo, MD, from the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program in BC Children’s Hospital. Thriving Faculty exemplify the integration of health and wellbeing in their research, classrooms and community.
UBC staff, faculty and dependents enrolled in EFAP, now have access to a free Naturopathic Service through UBC’s new EFAP provider.The program will teach you practical lifestyle practices that you can use every day.
UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of FREE activities and events coming up in May and over the summer. Sign up for topics including Naturopathic Cleanse, Manage Your Money, Ergo Your Office, and more!
Staff & faculty stair challenge, national mental health week, campus yoga, a new ergo guide, safe and sustainable transportation at UBC and more! Find out what is happening in and around our communities this month.
This month features Debbie McPherson, Development Coordinator, Development and Alumni Engagement at the Faculty of Forestry. Thriving Campus features, testimonials, contributions and personal experiences from UBC staff and faculty.
Sleep is a core physical need that we all have and yet about one-third of Canadians struggle with chronic sleep difficulties. Anxiety is also a normal part of life, but it can be one of the strongest factors that influences sleep.
Personal Training Tips: Need to Know Cardio Basics
Starting simply with cardio such as walking or jogging allows us to begin making room in our lives for exercise. Low intensity cardio utilizes fat for fuel, so it’s a perfect option for those looking to start exercising or lose weight.
Fitting in fitness is a new series for staff and faculty to share tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels. This series is brought to us by Courtney Chan, a third-year student in UBC’s School of Kinesiology.