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Ask the health educator: Pressure to be sexually active

Ask the health educator: Pressure to be sexually active

“It seems like there’s a lot of pressure to be sexually active. How should students handle situations and conversations that deal with this pressure?”—Riley M.*, Boise State University, Idaho I often hear this question...
Group counselling

Ask the counselor: October 2015

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—S.B.*, University of Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever....
Illustration of two girls: one with bad posture, leaning over a desk, one with good posture sitting up.

Ask the doc: Any tricks to protect my posture while taking notes?

—Angel J.*, University of Massachusetts Lowell Your posture is leading to some imbalance and probably overusing certain muscle groups. It’s a common ergonomic problem, especially during exam times.How to improve your study posture Sit...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class...

“Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class or studying?”—Kelly L., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorFor many people, especially students, sitting is a major part of the day. While...
Above shot of group of students working together at couches and table

Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with nontraditional students in group...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
Ask the doc: How often should I go for check-ups?

Ask the doc: How often should I go for check-ups?

“How often should I be going for a physical/check-up?”—Addison P.*, New Jersey Institute of Technology(*Name changed)It’s generally recommended that people 18–25 years old get in touch with a healthcare professional once every year or...
Doctors

Ask the doc: January 2016

“Is marijuana really better for our health than cigarettes are?”—Kristina M.*, Western Illinois University (*name changed)To be clear: We’re comparing two unhealthy behaviors. People are more likely to maintain their health if they don’t...
Girl stretching after a workout

Ask the trainer: How can I avoid soreness after a workout?

—Emi D., Wheaton College, MassachusettsWorking out generally makes us feel great. However, sometimes after a workout, we experience muscle soreness for a few days. Physical activity, specifically eccentric contractions (the lengthening phase of muscle...
Group counselling

Ask the counselor: How can I help a friend through a breakup?

“How can I help a friend through a breakup?”—Amy R., Saint Mary’s University, Nova ScotiaWe’ve all been there. What do you say? What can you do? We want to ease the pain and cheer...
Guy and girl having serious conversation

Ask the health educator: “How do you reject someone who likes you?”

—Jaime S.*, University of Waterloo, Ontario(*Name changed)Having someone—especially if it’s a friend—like you when you don’t feel the same way about them can be extremely tough! On the one hand, you don’t want to...